directed by Stefan Haupt
From the acclaimed director of The Circle and Sagrada, The Mystery of Creation.
Late at night, psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital bed of 8-year-old Yves. The boy is the only family member to have survived a car crash. Eliane is both horrified and fascinated by the boy’s fate. An invisible bond develops between them, blurring the boundaries between private and working life.
Based on the novel “Finsteres Glück” by Lukas Hartmann, DARK FORTUNE tells us a tender, highly unusual story about belonging and love, exploring the question of guilt and innocence and illustrating the fearless courage to face one’s destiny.
DRAMA DCP/HD - Switzerland - 114min
ORIGINAL TITLE FINSTERES GLÜCK
CAST Eleni Haupt, Noe Ricklin, Elisa Pluss, Chiara Carla Bar, Martin Hug
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Swiss German
PRODUCED BY Triluna Film AG
Director STEFAN HAUPT’s film THE CIRCLE won the Audience Award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, the Teddy Award and the 2015 Swiss Film Award “Best Feature Film”. THE CIRCLE was also the official Swiss nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Earlier works include the feature UTOPIA BLUES (Swiss Film Award 2002) and his documentaries ELISABETH KÜBLER-ROSS – DEM TOD INS GESICHT SEHEN (2003) and SAGRADA (2012), both international public successes.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - Ecumenical Jury prize
CANNES JUNIOR 2017