For the 51st time the Solothurn Film festival presents 187 long and short films over eight days from 21 to 28 January 2016. The festival will show 29 premières from Swiss film makers under the banner of “Panorama Swiss”. The festival judges will award nine prizes. The public will have a chance to vote and ten public prizes will be awarded. A list of prize nominees can be found here. A full list of films can be found here.
There are so many great films guaranteed to send you on your way with a different perspective on some aspect of life. Solothurn is around 2 hours from Geneva, 1.5 hours from Lausanne, and 1 hour from both Zurich and Basel.
For a taste here are trailers of three of the films nominated:
“Above and below”, filmed in the US, gives insight into they way some people live on the margins of society by focusing on small things.
“Citizen Khodorkovsky” is about the russian tycoon who ended up in prison told by Mr. Khodorkovsky himself. The trailer ends with a haunting question.
“Fragments of Paradise” is a Swiss film that explores death by asking old people close to the end of life. One says “did you know we are always at the dawn of life”