a feature film project by Andreas Fontana
With Fabrizio Rongione and Stéphanie Cléau
Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, is going to an Argentina in the midst of a dictatorship to replace his partner, the object of the most worrying rumours, who disappeared overnight. Between hushed lounges, swimming pools and gardens under surveillance, a remote duel between two bankers who, despite different methods, are the accomplices of a discreet and merciless form of colonization.
Bourse SSA 2016 for first feature-length feature film
Bourse MIGROS 2016 for Film Idea
Selected at Forum International de coproduction Europe-Latin America of Festival de San Sebastian 2016
Producers Pooling Programm (PPP), organized by Focal
With the support of Office Fédéral de la Culture, the participation of Cineforom, and the support of Loterie Romande.
Andreas Fontana was born in Geneva in 1982. After completing his MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva, he moved to Buenos Aires where he trained as production assistant. In 2010 he graduated with a MA in film production from the ECAL in Lausanne and the HEAD in Geneva. His first short film COTONOV VANISHED (2009) won the First Steps prize at Vision du Réel in Nyon in 2010. It also won the the prize of the best short film at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence in 2010. His last movie, PEDRO M, 1981, has been nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2016 in the short films cathegory.
On January 2016, Andreas Fontana and Zahra Vargas have been received the Upcoming Lab Prize (Soleure) with a new documentary project, NOTHINGWOOD. He has worked as a production assistant for Jean-Stéphane Bron, Ingrid Wildi, David Maye and Mathias Staub.
He also worked as a script writer for Zahra Vargas (La Fin d’Homère, selected in Berlin and Clermont Fer- rand 2016) and Maryam Goormaghtigh(Vol au Panthéon, 2011). He is actually living and working in Geneva.
From 2017, he’s teaching at the High School of Photography in Vevey, CH.
Production: Alina film (Switzerland)
In co-production with Ruda cine (Argentina), Local Films (France), and Radio Télévision Suisse RTS.
Script and direction: Andreas Fontana
Written in collaboration with: Mariano Llinas
Producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney
Co-producers: Nicolas Brevière, Violeta Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero
Director of photography Gabriel Sandru
Casting: Maria Laura Berch, Alexandre Nazarian:
Unit Manager: Simone Bosshart
Sound: Xavier Lavorel
Art director: Ana Cambre
1st assistant director: Marcello Pozzo
Costumes: Simona Martínez
Hair and Make up: Katrine Zingg
Gaffer: Fafa Fierz
Key Grip: Peti Donato