WONDERLAND

 

directed by Lisa BLATTER, Gregor FREII, Jan GASSMANN, Benny JABERG, Carmen JAQUIER, Michael KRUMMENACHER, Jonas MEIER,

 

Tobias NÖLLE, Lionel RUPP, Mike SCHEIWILLER

 

 

 

 Who sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind.

 

 

 A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country seems to be facing its last three days before destruction. A state of emergency begins. A new generation of 10 filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would deal with the worst imaginable scenario: having to depend on foreign countries. 

DRAMA DCP/HD - 2015 - SWITZERLAND, FRANCE - 75min

 

ORIGINAL TITLE HEIMATLAND

CAST Peter JECKLIN, Michèle SCHAUB-JACKSON, Liana HANGARTNER, Nicolas BACHMANN, Morgane FERRU, Viola VON SCARPATETTI, Dashmir RISTEMI, Julia GLAUS, Florin SCHMIDIG, Egon BETSCHART, Roberto GARIER, IIssaka SAWADOGO

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Swiss-German, French

PRODUCED BY Contrast Film Bern GmbHin coproduction with 2:1 Film GmbH, Passanten Filmproduktion GBR

 

PRESSKIT

DIRECTORS

 

Michael Krummenacher

Born in 1985 in Schwyz, Switzerland. In 2005, Michael attended Filmmaking Intensive Workshop at Columbia University, New York. In 2014, he receives a degree at HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) in Munich, directing department. He is also the co-founder of Passanten Filmproduktion (launched in 2009).

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Sibylle (2015) / Neulich in meiner Wohnung (2014) / Wenn alle da sind (2012), Hinter diesen Bergen (2010) / Und draussen Flirren (2007)

 

Jan Gassmann

Born in 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland. Jan began filmmaking with the film collective VideoGang. He studied documentary film directing at HFF (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film) in Munich.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Karma Shadub (2013) / Off Beat – Alles falsch, alles richtig (2011) / Chrigu (2007) / Vivre autrement le présent (2005) / Wir sind da wo oben ist (2005) / DoubleUSf - Ein Film über Indien mich und Dich (2004) / El triangulo  (2004) / Le premiér et le deuxième (2004) /With 500 Rupees To Heaven (2004) / Wort um Wort, Schritt um Schritt (2003) / Imaginate (2001)

 

Lisa Blatter
Born in 1979 in Heide, Germany. Lisa grew up in Zurich. Swiss citizenship. In 2001-2002, she attends preparatory course at ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). Then she enrolled for Foundation course in Art Education at ZHdK and finally attends ZHdK, Film Department until 2008 where she receives a degree.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Wie du bist (2015) / Nachglühen (2008) / Schlüsselkind (2007) / Traurige Jungs tanzen, wenn niemand hinsieht  (2007) / Traurige Kinder  (2007) / A Normal Dog And Shit Like That  (2006) / Hotel 7.4  (2006) / Return The Dog (2006) / Pool (2005) 

 

Gregor Frei

Born in 1984 in Oftringen, Switzerland. In 2007, he founds the production company Hiddenframe. Between 2008-11 Gregor attends ECAL (École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne), in the Cinema department and receives a degree in 2011. He now works as director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Handschlag (2011) / Reserviert (2010) / Sektor D (2010) / Doppelpass (2008) / Faustausch (2008) / Realaton - Enchained Reality (2005)

 

Benny Jaberg
Born in 1981 in Baden, Switzerland. Between 2002-03, Benny attends preparatory course in Art and Design at ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) where he then studies directing and obtains a MA in Film in 2009. In 2014, he receives Best Short Film Swiss Film Award for The Green Serpent.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / The Green Serpent – Of Vodka, Men And Distilled Dreams (2013) / Daniel Schmid - Le chat qui pense (2010) / Picturing A Memory (2010) / Unfall (2008) / Wintersong – A Film On Dakota Suite (2006)

 

Carmen Jaquier
Born in 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. Between 2000-04 she studies graphic design at the École d'arts appliqués in Geneva. In 2007, she enters the ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne), in cinema department and receives a degree in 2011.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Le bal des sirènes (2013) / Le tombeau des filles (2011) / Ça ne veut pas dire que je ne t’aime pas (2010) / Bouffe moi ! (2004)

 

Jonas Meier

Born in 1978 in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2002 he enters HSLU (Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst), video department and receives degree in 2006.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Alice In The Sky (2013) / Super Boost (2013) / Mürners Universum (2010) / The Destroyed Room (2010) / One Up Down Left Right (Rusconi) (2009) / Music Machines (2008) / Rasende Liebe (2006) / Cevapcici (2005) 

 

Tobias Nölle

Born in 1976 in Erlenbach, Switzerland. Between 1994-98 he attends Liceo artistico, Zurich and aenters the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1999 where he receives a BFA in Film. Since 2003, he works as independent director.

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / We Are (Dead) (2015)  / Kuckuck (2007) / René (2007) / Mes vacances (2005) / Brief Interview With Bernd (2005) / Tennisplayers (2003) 

 

Lionel Rupp

Born in 1983 in Meyrin, Switzerland. In 2002, Lionel enters HEAD-Genève (Haute école d'art et de design), Geneva and receives a degree in 2009. In 2008 he cofounded Zooscoop Production. 

Filmography _ Heimatland (2015) / Quai ouest (2012) / Eskapop (2011) / La forêt (2010) / Le poisson (2007) / Écran bleu ciel (2006) / Cadolzburg (2005)

 

Mike Scheiwiller

Born in 1978 in Zurich, Switzerland. Between 2003-08, Mike studies History and Film Studies at University of Zurich. After having worked as a sport journalist for 3 years between 2007 and 2010, he is now an independent filmmaker and screenwriter. Heimatland is his first film.

 

Festivals / Awards
LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE
BERN FILM AWARD 2015 -  BEST FEATURE FILM

ZURICH FILM AWARD 2015 - WINNER

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2015 - PANORAMA SECTION

MAX OPHÜLS PREIS 2016 - FILM RELEVANT TO SOCIETY AWARD

GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 - SWISS CINEMA