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Film

My filmwork contains mainly of experimental and surreal work and documentary. The process of filming someone to me feels very related  to the way I paint someone. But I can not finish the film in one clear gesture as I do my paintings sometimes. 

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ELYSIUM (short), 2019, German

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ELYSIUM (short), 15 min, 2019, German

Detached from time and space a man loses himself in the underwater world of his bathroom. He is haunted by the stereotypical image of the female muse. Overwhelmed with his confusion with patriarchy his whole world blows up in flames and he discovers a new approach to sexuality within himself. He decides to leave his dream world in order to create a new one.

Written, Directed & Edited by: Kathrin Schweizer

Starring: David Martinez Morente and Jasmin Hauser

DOP: Natascha Vavrina (www.nataschavavrina.com)

Produced by: Zurich University of the Arts.

 

ÉCLATS DE L'ÂME (Fragments of the soul), 

59 min, 2021, English, French, Hindi, Cantonese

A young filmmaker discovers through the lens of her camera and tries to understand her womanhood. On her journey, which takes her to India, Hong Kong and France, she meets humans who open up to her. She processes her thoughts by writing letters to a close friend in France who is traveling with a similar mindset. Both are confused with sexuality and try to find a way to live most respectfully.

Written, Directed, Filmed & Edited by: Kathrin Schweizer

Produced by: Zurich University of the Arts.

 

L'AUTRE CÔTÉ DE SON ÂME (The other side of the soul), 

24 min, 2021, French 

Two symbiotic twins enter adulthood. While Lucie is hungry for life, Pierre discovers the desire to be a mother and experience pregnancy. Biologically, Pierre is not capable. Lucie gets pregnant with her boyfriend who wants to be a parent. But she doesn't want to. And Pierre and the boyfriend have to learn to accept this.

Written, Directed & Edited by: Kathrin Schweizer

Starring: Sarah Donsimoni, Angie Mercier, Ivan Larson, Kathrin Schweizer

DOP: Alicja Pahl

Décor: Clara Boulard

Produced by: Zurich University of the Arts.

LE BAL DES PUTES (The Whore's Ball) 

(in development) 

Two young women from different backgrounds reflect on sex work 

Written &  Directed  by: Kathrin Schweizer and Jomé Rain

with Belendjwa Peter Ekemba, Aseel Aldeek, Juliette Roussennac, and Lassana Ba.

Starring:  Belendjwa Peter Ekemba, Aseel Aldeek, Juliette Roussennac,

Jomé Rain, Lassana Ba and Kathrin Schweizer

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SWISS FILM PRIZE (Portrait of Gabriel Sandru), 2019, German

Das Fräulein remixed (Tribute to Andrea Štaka),
for Play Suisse at Locarno Film Festival 2021
 

FILMOGRAPHY

Director, Script, Actor, Editor

2021 // L'autre côté de son âme - The other side of the soul (CH)

(queer-experimental short film, 23 min, French, Zurich University of the Arts)

2021 // C'est le début des haricots - The end is another time (feature film in development)

Director, Script, Cinematography, Editor

2021 // Éclats de l'âme - Fragments of the soul (CH)

(experimental documentary, 60 min, french, cantonese, english, hindi, Zurich University of the Arts)

2019 // Wolfskind - Wolf child (CH, experimental short film, 7 min, no dialogue, Zurich University of the Arts)

Actor (small role)

2020 // 99 moons (CH) Director: Jan Gassmann

(feature film, Swiss German, in post - production, Zodiac Pictures)

Director, Script, Editor

2019 // Elysium (CH, experimental short film, 15 min, German, Zurich University of the Arts)

2021 // The forest (CH, 15 min, experimental ASMR Video, in post-production, Silnap AG)

Script

2021 // Bath room stories // Hike (CH, two Mini-series, 5 videos à 15 minutes, in post-production, Silnap AG)