February 14, 2024
REAS World Premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2024

We are delighted that the film REAS by Lola Arias will celebrate its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum.

REAS is a collective work that reinvents the genre of the musical: The performers dance and sing about their past in prison, relive their lives as fiction and invent a possible future for themselves through fantasy and imagination.

Director and author Lola Arias says about her second feature film:

"Reas (...) works with this strange coupling between documentary and musical, and it gives off the appearance of fiction because it’s constructed in the style of a more classical story, including its linear chronology: girl enters prison, meets a boy, falls in love, and then leaves. "

The REAS screenings in Berlin will take place as follows:

• Sunday, February 18, 2024 (world premiere in the presence of the director)at 6pm at the Delphi Filmpalast

• Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7pm at Cubix 7

• Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10pm at the Arsenal 1 cinema

• Friday, February 23, 2024

at 7pm in the Zoo Palast 2

The film is a co-production between Mira Film (CH), Gema Films (AR) and Sutor Kolonko (DE).

Let yourself be surprised!

December 18, 2023
59th Solothurn Film Festival 2024

FESTIVAL NEWS: Three documentaries produced by Mira Film will celebrate their Swiss premieres at the upcoming Solothurn Film Festival:

  • TEN YEARS by Matthias von Gunten

A long-term film about the maturing of young personalities who seek and gradually find their place in society.

TEN YEARS can be seen on January 18 at 2.30 pm in the Konzertsaal and on January 21 at 5.45 pm in the Landhaus.

  • MUTTERLAND by Miriam Pucitta

Together with her daughter, Miriam sets off in search of her roots in Switzerland. A story about a guest worker family from Italy.

MUTTERLAND can be seen on January 18 at 5.45 pm at the Palace and on January 21 at 9.15 am at the Capitol.


Guido Baselgia - from industrial and reportage photographer to chronicler of a nature that is more forbidding than anything we humans create.

GUIDO BASELGIA - THE DARK LIGHT can be seen on January 18 at 8 pm in the Canva Club and on January 21 at 12 pm in the Canva Blue.

We congratulate our teams and are looking forward to the 59th Solothurn Film Festival.

November 20, 2023
BEYOND THE OBVIOUS screening in Lucerne

On the occasion of the exhibition DANIEL SCHWARTZ, Tracings, 30 September 2023 - 4 March 2024 at the Kunstmuseum Lucerne, the film BEYOND THE OBVIOUS will be shown at the Stattkino Lucerne on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 6.30 pm. Afterwards there will be a discussion with the protagonist Daniel Schwartz, director Vadim Jendreyko and art historian Beat Wismer.

October 25, 2023
MUTTERLAND World Premiere at Hof

We are pleased to announce that the documentary film MUTTERLAND by Miriam Pucitta will have its world premiere at the Hof International Film Festival 2023.

The screening times for MUTTERLAND at the Hof Film Festival are as follows:

  • Thursday, 26 October 2023, 2.45 pm at Central 3.
  • Friday, 27 October 2023, 12.15 pm at Central 3
  • Sunday, 29 October 2023, 8.15 pm at the Regina

Immerse yourself in the personal story of Miriam Pucitta and the situation of guest workers in Switzerland in the 60s and 70s.

September 08, 2023
Guido Baselgia – The Dark Light on SRF

The documentary film "Guido Baselgia – The Dark Light" will be broadcast on SRF 1's program "Sternstunde Kunst" on October 1st at 12:00 PM, as part of the exhibition "Guido Baselgia – Lichtstoff und Luftfarben" at Kunsthaus Zug, running from September 30, 2023, to February 4, 2024.

In addition, there will be two previews where the film will be shown in the presence of the director, Casper Nicca, and the protagonist, Guido Baselgia, at the following locations and times:

  • Sunday, September 24, at 5:00 PM at Apollo Cinema in Chur
  • Sunday, October 1, at 11:30 AM at Seehof 1 Cinema in Zug

During a journey to Norway, "Guido Baselgia – The Dark Light" follows Guido Baselgia's transformation from an industrial and documentary photographer to a chronicler of a nature that is wilder, harsher, and more forbidding than anything created by humans.

April 03, 2023

TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi will be shown at ARTE on April 3, 2023 at 11.35 pm.

A powerful Georgian man collects century old trees. In order to plant them in his private garden, electric cables are diverted and new streets build. The documentary film shows the rivalry between human and nature.

March 16, 2023

FOOTBALL INSIDE will be broadcast on SRF DOK on Sunday, 19 March at 11.05 pm.

A football experience for home: the documentary shows football from a unique perspective and, according to footballer Sarah Akanji, provides an «authentic inside view The dressing room becomes the central stage and provides insights into football culture before the game, during the break and after the game. By putting on their jerseys, professionals, women, juniors and seniors take on different roles for the duration of a game. The joy of the game unites them all.

September 15, 2022

Our two documentaries TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi and AMOR FATI by Claudia Varejão can now be found online on the following platforms: Vinca-Cinema, Vinca Vimeo, Myfilm, Apple TV, Filmingo, Sunrise

TAMING THE GARDEN tells the story of centuries-old trees that an influential man collects for his private park. Director Salomé Jashi accompanies this bizarre as well as harrowing process, making uprooting tangible in its very real as well as metaphorical meaning.

In AMOR FATI, director Claudia Varejão searches for parts that complement each other: They are portraits of couples, friends, families, animals and their owners.

September 04, 2022

THE WOMEN WITH THE 5 ELEPHANTS by Vadim Jendreyko will be broadcast on the night of Sunday, September 04, to Monday, September 5, at 11:45 pm.

Svetlana Geier, born in Kiev in 1923, became an important bridge builder between these cultures by translating Russian literature into German. Her life's work consists of the new translation of the five great novels of Dostoyevsky. The documentary film is dedicated to Svetlana Geier's life and work.

More news: VINCA CINEMA is now online

In the future, if you miss the theatrical release of a new film from Mira Film, you can alternatively watch it on the e-cinema platform Vinca-Cinema. Cinemas also benefit from e-cinema

July 15, 2022
BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES at the Montreux Jazz Festival

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES by Sophie Huber will be shown at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival July 15 at 22:30 at Lake House. More info about the program at the Lake House here.

«A brisk 90-minutes of engrossing music, stories and lessons from artists who knew the risk and the power of free expression» - Musée Magazin

June 16, 2022
FOOTBALL INSIDE at the International Sport Film Festival

FOOTBALL INSIDE will be screened at this year's International Sports Film Festival in Slovenia. The festival focuses on promoting sporting values such as sportsmanship, respect, friendship and loyalty.

Loyalty. We are pleased that FOOTBALL INSIDE by Michele Cirigliano is part of the festival.

January 18, 2022
TAMING THE GARDEN at the 57th Solothurn Film Festival

The impressive documentary film TAMING THE GARDEN by Georgian director Salomé Jashi will be shown twice at the 57th Solothurn Film Festival. On Thursday, the 20th of January at 9.15 a.m. at Landhaus and on Sunday, the 23rd of January at 2.45 p.m. at Konzertsaal.

«From this limb-cracking progress emerges a profoundly moving meditation on power, the vulnerability of nature and the primordial impulse of men to bend the environment to their will.» - The Guardian

January 04, 2022
Cinema release of TAMING THE GARDEN in French-speaking Switzerland

TAMING THE GARDEN will be released on 5th of January 2022 in cinemas in French-speaking Switzerland under the French title LA BALADE DES GRANDS ARBRES.

An exclusive film premiere will take place on 5th of January at 8pm both online and live at the CityClub cinema in Pully and at the Cinéma Rex in Fribourg. All screenings are listed here. In addition, the film is showing in E-Cinema throughout Switzerland.

December 17, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN currently in cinemas!

The expressive film TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi can currently be enjoyed on the big screen. The film is showing in various cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland. Those who prefer to stay at home can also watch the film in e-cinema.

«A spectacular cinematic experience.» – Film Fest Report

December 09, 2021

Vadim Jendreyko's timeless film THE WOMAN WITH THE 5 ELEPHANTS will be shown as a matinée screening at kult.kino Basel on 12th of December 2021 at 10.00 a.m. on the occasion of the double exhibition 200 Years of Dostoevsky & Russian Icons. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and translator Gabrielle de Groër, moderated by Nadine Reinert, director of the Philosophicum Basel.

«This was one of the most movingly beautiful films I have ever seen» – WIFV-DC.

December 07, 2021
AMOR FATI celebrates its cinema release

The documentary AMOR FATI by Cláudia Varejaõ premiered last year in the international competition of the festival Visions du Réel. It has since been screened at numerous international festivals and was awarded the Basel Film Prize in 2020. This month it will be shown in cinemas in Switzerland for the first time: 9th of December, at 9 p.m. at Stadtkino Basel, as well as on five other dates listed here.

«A loving tribute to all the strange differences that make us who we are.» – CPH:DOX

December 03, 2021
King of the Airs on SRF 1

Ivo Zen's documentary KING OF THE AIRS / ZAUNKÖNIG – TAGEBUCH EINER FREUNDSCHAFT will be broadcast on Sunday 5th of December at 11.45 p.m. on SRF 1 in the CH film scene. The film is already available worldwide here.

«Brave and violent portrait of an entire generation» – Cineuropa

December 02, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN in Swiss cinemas

TAMING THE GARDEN has been shown at over 100 festivals, has won several awards and is currently nominated for the European Film Award. The film will be released in cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland on 9th of December 2021 and in French-speaking Switzerland on 5th of January 2022. The film will also be available in E-cinema.

This weekend we will be holding several previews in the presence of the director:

Zurich, 4 December 2021, Kosmos, 6.00 p.m.

Basel, 5 December 2021, kult.kino, 11.30 a.m.

Winterthur, 5 December 2021, Cameo, 7.00 p.m.

Bern, 6 December 2021, Rex, 8.00 p.m.

«A quiet, beautiful piece of nonfiction poetry.» – Variety.

November 09, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN is nominated for the European Film Award

We are very happy to announce that TAMING THE GARDEN by director Salomé Jashi has been nominated for the European Film Award in the category European Documentary. The members of the European Film Academy will vote on the winners in the coming weeks. The European Film Awards ceremony is taking place on 11th December in Berlin.

«A spectacular cinematic experience.» Film Fest Report

TAMING THE GARDEN has been invited to over a hundred festivals worldwide, won 14 awards and will be released in Swiss cinemas on 9th of December. Previews in the presence of the director will take place in several cities on 4th, 5th and 6th of December. The exact dates can be found here.

August 26, 2021

The documentary UNDER THE SAME ROOF by Maria Müller will be broadcast twice on television in September - in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

On 2 September at 8.05 p.m., the TV version of 50 minutes can be seen on SRF DOK.

On 6 September at 10.25 p.m., the cinema version of 86 minutes will be shown on 3sat in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

The film is already available worldwide as VOD here.

UNDER THE SAME ROOF follows a Swiss couple who takes a family fled from Syria with five children into their own home.

A film worth seeing that does not lose its relevance. The current situation in Afghanistan shows this quite clearly. People all over the world continue to be forced to flee because of war and terror.

July 20, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN at the Locarno Film Festival

In the presence of director Salomé Jashi and the team, TAMING THE GARDEN was screened at the Berlinale Summer Special in June. "The fairy tale of the tree-collecting billionaire", as zeitgeschichte online writes about the documentary, met with a positive response from the audience and the press.

«Majestic images of centuries-old trees floating on the sea, like disturbing dreams, take shape before the viewer’s eyes» Cineeuropa. TAMING THE GARDEN illustrates the process of uprooting trees but also of humans and reminds us of the rivalry between man and nature.

The Swiss premiere will take place on 8 August 2021 at 11am at Palexpo (FEVI) at the Locarno Film Festival. We are pleased that Salomé Jashi will be present here as well.

May 01, 2021
FOOTBALL INSIDE in Swiss cinemas

FOOTBALL INSIDE will be released in Swiss cinemas from the 6th of May together with the pre-film THE GAME.  All current screenings can be found here from May 6.

The preview will take place on Tuesday, May 4 at 18h at kult.kino in Basel. There will be a Q&A after the film with the directors and the referee Fedayi San. Tickets can be purchased online here.

For more information and Covid-related updates, sign up for the Mira Film Newsletter here.

February 10, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN at Berlinale Forum and Cinéma du réel

After TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi recently celebrated it's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, we are thrilled that the European premiere will be at Berlinale Forum. Later in March the film will be in competition at Cinéma du réel/Paris.

From 1 to 5 March, film professionals and accredited representatives of the press can participate all Berlinale events online. The Summer Special of the Berlinale will give the general public the opportunity to see the majority of the selected films in Berlin cinemas from 9 to 20 June.

Cinéma du réel has opted for an online version of the festival and will take place from 12 to 21 March. You can watch TAMING THE GARDEN on CANALRÉEL.

February 10, 2021
THE NAKED KING - online cinema premiere in Germany

Andreas Hoessli's documentary THE NAKED KING - 18 FRAGMENTS ON REVOLUTION celebrated it's  online cinema premiere in Germany on 10 February 2021. The film has already been shown at international film festivals and won the main award in the international competition at Dok.fest München.

Viewers from Switzerland can watch the film here.

In Germany you can watch the film here.

«A clever as well as poetic film about the essence of revolution» WOZ

The film explores the transformation of man in the revolution, confronts secret service agents and shows the attempt to capture a new attitude towards life in memory.

February 03, 2021
TAMING THE GARDEN Press Reviews @ Sundance Film Festival

TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on 31 January 2021 and has garnered very positive reviews so far.

Film critic Kenneth Turan talked to NPR (National Public Radio) about his favourite films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. And guess what: TAMING THE GARDEN is one of them. «...the film I think that stayed with me the longest is something called Taming The Garden» he said.

Many press releases about TAMING THE GARDEN often praise the stunning shots that tell a story that is both fascinating and depressing. Modern Times, for example, wrote: «Through a series of painterly images, the award-winning director (…) takes us on a fairytale-like journey to the Georgian coast.» and Screendaily pointed out, «Jashi lets the images and the Georgian people speak for themselves.»

The questionable practice of a powerful man in Georgia uprooting centuries-old trees to transplant them into his garden is summed up by In Review as follows: «Left largely implied in-film, but lingering in impression long after, is the notion of a fabulously wealthy elite literally reconstructing the world according to their personal taste while the rest of us deal with the scars of their whims.»

TAMING THE GARDEN is an impressive film whose journey will continue.

January 20, 2021
AMOR FATI at Solothurner Filmtage

AMOR FATI by Cláudia Varejão received the Basel Film and Media Art Award 2020 and celebrated it's world premiere at Visions du Réel.

The film will now be screened online at Solothurn Filmtage from 21 - 24 January 2021.

Reserve the film here. It will then be activated for 24 hours.

January 19, 2021
FOOTBALL INSIDE at Solothurner Filmtage

World premiere FOOTBALL INSIDE by Michele Cirigliano

"Authentic inside view" Sarah Akanji

"This is where football's heart beats" Gelson Fernandes

"A must see" Pascal Zuberbühler

Reserve the film here. FOOTBALL INSIDE will then be activated for you in Switzerland for 24 hours from 25 - 28 January 2021.

December 15, 2020
TAMING THE GARDEN premiers at Sundance Film Festival

We are more than happy to announce that we are premiering TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi at Sundance Film Festival -World Cinema Documentary Competition!

#Sundance will be different this year with online screenings via www.festival.sundance.org and Satellite Screens across the country.

Festival dates are January 28 - February 3. Tickets on sale, January 7.

The journey starts here!

November 24, 2020
AMOR FATI by Claudia Varejão receives the Basler Film Preis 2020

This week, Claudia Varejão's film Amor Fati received the Basler Film- und Medienkunstpreis 2020 in the category „Kinofilm". We are very happy about that and congratulate especially the director for this award!

Here you can read the laudatio.

Here you can watch the trailer of the film.

The film Amor Fati is looking for parts that complement each other. They are portraits of couples, friends, families as well as animals and their owners. Together they share the intimacy of daily life, their habits, beliefs, tastes or even physical characteristics. In their faces and the choreography of their gestures, the director searches for the story that connects them.

"Through a precise montage, the film succeeds in leading the audience from one universe and from one story to another, always following the unobtrusive gaze of the filmmaker on her protagonists." - Excerpt from the laudation by Emilie Bujès, Judith Albert and Béla Batthyany, Jury of Basler Film- und Medienkunstpreis 2020

The film will be shown in cinemas during 2021.

November 04, 2020
10th day of death of the protagonist Swetlana Geier from "The Woman with the 5 Elephants"

On the occasion of the 10th day of Swetlana Geier's death on Saturday 7th November, Vadim Jendreyko, the director of the film The Woman with the 5 Elephants, looks back and shares with us his memories of this impressive translator.

Is there something that you took with you from Swetlana Geier that might have influenced you personally?

Oh - there are many things! For example, her unconditional loyalty to the author or to his work, even if it was at the expense of convention and courtesy. Or how in her life different sides of being a human being have merged into a whole, e.g. mind and intellect with intuition and a very sensual turning to life. These qualities are often isolated from each other, both in the individual and in society as a whole. She was a shining example of how supposed opposites complement each other.

Swetlana Geier passed away just one year after the film was released. Did you have contact with her during this time and do you know how it was for her that the film was so successful?

Yes, we were in close contact during this time. We went to some screenings together and I continued to visit her in Günterstal. For Swetlana Geier, the direct encounter with the person or people was always in the foreground. The many direct feedbacks she received after the performances or through letters were much more important to her than the abstract size of audience numbers or festival invitations. The conversation with the individual, in which the film or her thoughts met with resonance, pleased her very much.

For you too, 10 years have passed as a filmmaker. Is there something you would do differently, something you would have liked to ask her or to show  in the film?

The film was made on the basis of my perspective 10 years ago. The framework, the approach, the way of deepening the film emerged from it. In the meantime the earth has orbited the sun 10 times and my perspective has also shifted. Therefore a different film would be made today, but also my protagonist would not be the same today as 10 years ago. For me, a film has nothing absolute, it is an attempt, an approach in which I strive for the highest possible degree of coherence with myself. Consistency with myself as I am today. And tomorrow is not the same as yesterday. I miss the exchange with Svetlana Geier, the cup of tea with her, the dialogue about Dostoyevsky's figures and their counterparts in today's world, about painting and recipes - I only know one of her cake recipes! And I miss her advice as an experienced old friend.

I was especially impressed by the scene in the train, where Swetlana compliments the inspector on his respect and friendliness... What impressed you most about her? What made her special?

From the abundance I would like to pick out just one side that you just mentioned: She understood the art of appreciation! She expressed what she noticed and liked. It was often like a magic wand with which she touched her counterpart, be it a cab driver, a student or the border guard in the scene you mentioned. The people felt addressed, perceived, appreciated, even if it was only by noticing a little something. It was impressive to see how she changed her surroundings with it.

What does it mean to you personally that you were able to make this film?

The film is also fortunate for me because it allows me to share at least part of my encounter with this person with others. To be able to do this professionally is a great privilege for me.

October 30, 2020
Awards and Festival Selections for NO PROMISED LAND

After an honorable mention at the Montreal International Black Film Festival 2019, NO PROMISED LAND by Raphael Bondy will be awarded the Alexis Viktor Thalberg Foundation Documentary Film Prize on October 30, 2020.

At the same time it will be screened at the Baltimore International Black Film Festival, which will take place online from October 28, 2020 - December 7, 2020.

October 26, 2020
Amor Fati: nomination for Basler Film- und Medienkunstpreis

Our documentary Amor Fati by Cláudia Varejão has been nominated for the Basler Film- und Medienkunstpreis 2020. Many thanks to the jury. We congratulate the director, our coproduction partners Terratreme Filmes, La Belle Affaire Productions. The award show will be on November 23.

October 26, 2020
The True Film @ IDFA Forum

We are very happy that THE TRUE FILM by Christina Zimmermann is one of the selected projects for the IDFA Forum DocLab 2020 selection. We have been developing our interactive VR-film for four years and we are ready to share our vision with the industry. Thank you IDFA Forum for this opportunity to present our project virtually in Amsterdam!

June 04, 2020
NO PROMISED LAND at DokFest München

We are pleased to announce that NO PROMISED LAND by director Raphael Bondy has been nominated for the STUDENT AWARD at DokFest Munich. The film deals with the identity crisis of the Israeli-Ethiopian community using the example of four young Ethiopian-born Israelis. A co-production of Mira Film with the Zurich University of the Arts / Master of Arts in Film.

April 17, 2020
AMOR FATI Weltpremiere bei Visions du Réel online

We are inviting you! Amor Fati by Cláudia Varejão is celebrating the world premiere at Visions du Réel online.

Two twin sisters, a master and his dog, lovers who look like each other…all doubles are possible in the simultaneously poetic and hyper-realistic universe of Cláudia Varejão. Here, love comes in all shapes and sizes, building a choreography of visual resemblances, while also questioning what makes a couple in the contemporary world. (text: Elena López Riera)

The film will be available for free from 25.April to 2.Mai on the platform of the festival.

Here the direct Link to the screening. We are looking forward to your feedback!

April 03, 2020
MASTER OF DISASTER online cinema premiere

We are all currently experiencing a pandemic. How does the state prepare for such disasters? What preparations are being taken? Master of Disaster provides an insight into a hidden parallel universe of disaster prevention and research workers who want to foresee the dangers threatening our complex world and train how to deal with them.

Watch the Swiss premiere on KINO ON DEMAND and Vimeo VOD now!

March 23, 2020
Stay at Home / Bleiben Sie zu Hause

Dear friends,

We would like to stay in touch with you during the these days and look forward to receiving news and reactions regarding our work in our respective home offices. Watch our films at home:



Yours sincerely,

Your Mira Film Team

March 09, 2020
THE WAR IN ME: Book & Cinema Release

The film launched with high audience and media attention in Germany in March. Just in time for the cinema release, the book of the same title was also published. In the book, the director and author Sebastian Heinzel once again takes an in-depth look at the topic of transgenerational inheritance of traumas and of the filmmaking process.

Information about the film, screenings and reading HERE

Buy the book and DVD  HERE

January 10, 2020
Mira Film @ Solothurner Filmtage 2020

Mira Film is pleased to announce the world premiere of UNDER THE SAME ROOF by Maria Müller at Solothurner Filmtage. Screenings on Friday, 24.1.2020, 18h at Landhaus, Monday, 27.1.2020 18h at Konzertsaal. Tickets here

Screenings of

THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli on Friday 27.1.2020, 18.30h at Canvas and Monday 27.1.2020, 15h at Konzertsaal. Tickets here

MASTER OF DISASTER by Jürgen Brügger & Jörg Haaßengier on Thurday 26.1.2020, 00.15h at Konzertsaal, Sunday 26.1.2020, 11.15 at Canvas Blue. Tickets here

NO PROMISED LAND by Raphel Bondy on Friday 24.1.2020, 17.30h at Canvas Club. Tickets here

Congratulations to the directors, their teams, coproduction partners, funders and financial supporters.

December 06, 2019
NEW on DVD - Christmas Special

Eisenberger by Hercli Bundi, Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes by Sophie Huber und Beyond the Obvious by Vadim Jendreyko now on DVD.

The three DVDs together cost CHF 50.00 plus postage/shipping. A single DVD costs CHF 20.00 plus postage/shipping.  Please send orders by email to: info@mirafilm.ch

November 05, 2019
"The Naked King" in competition for "Best Documentary" at 27th Camerimage.

Documentary Film Competition:

Camerimage, Toruń (PL); 13th November, 17.00h.

Further Festivals this autumn:

MOVE IT!, Dresden (DE); 7-13th November.

IFFMH, Mannheim (DE); 14th, 15th & 17th November

Dokfest, Kassel (DE); 15th November

October 11, 2019
The Naked King - Special Screening in Geneva. With Andreas Hoessli and Ruth Dreifuss

When and where?:

GENEVA, 28th october 19.30h Cinémas du Grütli. With Andreas Hoessli and Ruth Dreifuss, hosted by Darius Rochebin

and theatrical release:

KLOSTERS, 30th october 20.00h Cinema 89 (single screening)

September 20, 2019
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD
September 19, 2019
Eisenberger – Theatrical Release in French part of Switzerland

For the cinema launch in the French-speaking part of Switzerland , "EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY" will be shown in the presence of director Hercli Bundi on Thursday 19 September at 18.30h at the Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne.

From September 25 the film will be released at Geneva at Cinéma CDD, in Lausanne at Zinéma and in La-Chaux-de-Fonds at ABC. Further cities will follow.

September 19, 2019
Eisenberger – at Cinema Rialto Locarno

EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will be shown in Ticino: The screenings are from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 September at 6 pm in the Cinema Rialto / Locarno.

September 08, 2019
The Naked King - specials & cinema release Switzerland

Our recently awarded (DOK.fest Munich) film "The Naked King" will be released from the 12th of September. In addition, previews will take place from 8 September, ensuing with discussions in the presence of director Andreas Hoessli.

Previews and specials:

BASEL, 8th September 11h kult.kino. In the presence of the director Andreas Hoessli

BERN, 9th September 20h Rex 1. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Daniel Puntas Bernet

ZÜRICH, 10th September 18h Riffraff3. In the presence of the director Andreas Hoessli

LUZERN, 11th September 19h Stattkino. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli, Prof.Dr.Aram Mattioli et Peter Leimgruber

ST.GALLEN, 12th September 20h Kinok. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli, Paul Rechsteiner et Geri Krebs

WINTERTHUR, 13th September 20.15h Cameo. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli et Annette Hug

ZÜRICH, 13th September 10.30h Riffraff1. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli et Jakob Tanner et Annette Hug

LAUSANNE, 14th September 20.30h Cinéma Bellevaux Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli

CHUR, 15th September 18.30h Kinocenter. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli

FREIENSTEIN, 1st October 20h Neues Kino. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Anne-Catherine Lang

ZÜRICH, 3rd October 18.30h Houdini. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Prof.Dr. Monika Dommann

GENEVA, 28th October 19.30h Cinemas du Grütli. Followed by a discussion with the director Andreas Hoessli and Alt-Bundesrätin Ruth Dreifuss

Cinema release:

ZÜRICH, 12th September Houdini

BERN, 12th September Kino Rex

WINTERTHUR, 12th September Cameo (13./19./22./30.9)

LUZERN, 12th September Stattkino

ST.GALLEN, 12th September Kinok

BASEL, 12th September kult.kino, a collaboration with  Culturescapes

AARAU, 12th September Freier Film

WETTINGEN, 12th September Orient

LAUSANNE 12th September Cinéma Bellevaux

GENF 12th September Cinéma Bio

KLOSTERS, 30th October Cinema 89, single screening

September 02, 2019
Eisenberger – Theatrical Release in Austria

For the theatrical release of "EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY" the following preview screenings are scheduled:

Monday, 2.9. Wien, 20.00h Filmcasino, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Tuesday 3.9. Graz, 18.30h Kiz Royal Kino, with  Christian Eisenberger

Wednesday 4.9. Linz, 20.00h Moviemento Kino,  with Christian Eisenberger

Friday 6.9. Wien, 19.30h Metro Kinokulturhaus, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Saturday 7.9. Wattens/Tirol, 18.30h Festival Ortsgeschehen, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Sunday 8.9. Wien, 14.00h Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Sunday, 8.9. Krems, 18.00h Kino im Kesselhaus, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Tuesday 10.9. Bruck an der Mur, 20h Stadtkino, with Christian Eisenberger and Hercli Bundi

Wednesday 11.9. Innsbruck, 20.00h Leokino, with Christian Eisenberger, Hercli Bundi and the Bishop of Innsbruck Hermann Glettler

July 15, 2019
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes in US cities

Following a great start of our US theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles, we're excited to let you know that BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES will play in the following US cities in July and August.  For all updates and new dates, please visit: https://bluenoterecords-film.com/en/watch/

AUSTIN July 19 -21 Austin Film Society

DETROIT July 15 w Don Was (Concert of Colors) Detroit Institute of Arts July 19 - 24 Cinema Detroit

WASHINGTON, DC One Show Only! August 7 at 8 PM Avalon Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO August 9 -11 Roxie

NASHVILLE One Show Only! August 12 The Belcourt Also: Go see Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin and Lionel Loueke live at the Ryman on August 11. They might be joining the Belcourt screening.

MINNEAPOLIS August 14 Trylon

PHOENIX August 28 Film Bar

We hope you can see the film in a theater, alone to experience the sound and full power of this music.

July 09, 2019
Eisenberger - Preview in Vienna

"EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY" will be shown as a preview at the film festival "Kino wie noch nie" in Vienna.

The first screening will take place on 9 July at 21:30h in the OPEN AIR AUGARTENSPITZ in the presence of the protagonist Christian Eisenberger and the director Hercli Bundi.

The second performance will take place on 10 July at 20:30h in the METRO KINOKULTURHAUS.

The Austrian film release in the regular cinemas is planned for September 2019.

June 28, 2019
German Documentary Film Award

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES is awarded with the German Documentary Film Award Opus GmbH Music Prize.

«The jury is of the opinion that this film tells the story of Blue Note in a congenial way and is therefore a convincing example of what a documentary film can achieve at best.»

June 24, 2019
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes US cinema release

LAST DAYS IN NYC - FIRST DAYS IN LA! Special guests/moderators during Los Angeles opening weekend starting June 28: Nelson George (Fri), Simon Kilmurry (Sat), Don Was and Keith Lewis aka Qmillion Riddim (Sun).

Screening times and tickets Los Angeles/Santa Monica, Laemmle theatre: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45670

New York, Metrograph: http://metrograph.com/…/…/blue-note-records-beyond-the-notes


May 18, 2019
THE NAKED KING wins Dok.Fest München

THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli won the main award in the international competition at Dok.Fest München. Congratulations to the director, to producer and DOP Peter Zwierko, cutter Lena Rem and the entire team. Mira Film wants to thank our coproduction partners TM Film (DE), Centrala (PL), ARTE G.E.I.E., Telewizja Polska and funders of the project.

Cinema release in Switzerland in September

May 01, 2019
The Naked King - Premiere at DOK.fest München

We are happy to announce the premiere at DOK.fest München. The director and the film team will be present.

May 11, 8.30pm at Filmmuseum

May 14, 7pm at Atelier 1

May 17, 5pm at Atelier 1

May 19, 11:30 Uhr im HFF - Kino 1

Original German version with German subtitles

Information and tickets HERE

April 29, 2019
Eisenberger – in Munich and in Warsaw

The festival release of EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will be continued in Munich and Warsaw:

The film will be shown at the Dokfest-München in the Pinakothek der Moderne on Saturday 11.05.2019 at 16h followed by a film talk and on Sunday 19.05.2019 at 16h.

At the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw the film will be shown twice in the presence of the director on Monday 13.05.2019 at 20.45h and on Tuesday 14.05 in the Kinoteka, as well as on Saturday 18.05 at 14h in the Iluzjon.

April 27, 2019
Eisenberger – at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival

EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY  will be screened on April 27th 2019 at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda/Norway.

April 18, 2019
Mira Film at DOK.fest Munich 2019

We are pleased to celebrate the world premiere of THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli on 11 May at the DOK.fest Munich in the International Competition. Producers: Peter Zwierko, Vadim Jendreyko, Hercli Bundi, Editing: Lena Rem. A co-production with TM Film (DE) and Centrala (PL). Tickets and reservations.

EISENBERGER - ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will be shown in Dok.Panorama at the DOK.fest Munich in the Pinakothek der Moderne on 11 May at 16h in presence of Hercli Bundi. The second screening is on 19 May. Tickets and reservations.

Two of our co-productions celebrate the world premiere at DOK.fest Munich in the German competition - congratulations to all participants!

DER KRIEG IN MIR by Sebastian Heinzel, a co-production with Heinzelfilm. Editing: Sascha Seidel, Camera: Adrian Stähli. Sound: Markus Egloff, Music: Cassis Birgit Staudt. Tickets and Information.

MASTER OF DISASTER by Jürgen Brügger & Jörg Haaßengie, a co-production with filmtank GmbH. Editing: Annette Brütsch, Camera: Sven O. Hill, Philipp Kuenzli, Music: Daniel Almada. Tickets and Information.

March 25, 2019
Eisenberger in cinema theatres

EISENBERGER - ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY is currently shown in Swiss cinemas. Click here for the film screenings.

The Press reports about the movie:

«The most beautiful creative chaos in recent film history» (Züritipp)

«Art is when you do it anyway» (NZZ)

«A stirring portrait» (MovieNews)

«A muscleman who pushes himself to the limits - or beyond them» (BZBasel)

«On the trail of the serial offender» (WOZ Magazin)

In addition, the Zurich gallery Nicola von Senger is showing new works by Christian Eisenberger until mid-May.

March 20, 2019
Cinema Release in UK, Ireland and Canada

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes will be released in theaters in the UK & Ireland. Locations and dates HERE

Screenings in Toronto/Canada from 3/29 through 4/7 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Tickets HERE

March 19, 2019
KING OF THE AIRS at Tartu World Film Festival 2019

KING OF THE AIRS – ZAUNKÖNIG by Ivo Zen is invited at the Tartu World Film Festival 2019 and will be screened in the World Film hall of the Estonian National Museum on Tuesday, 19th of March at 15:30h.

March 07, 2019
Eisenberger - at Diagonale Graz and in competition at Bolzano Film Festival 2019

The Austrian festival premiere of EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will take place at the Diagonale – Festival des österreichischen Films on Wednesday 20 March.

The film will travel afterwards to Italy. From 4 to 19 April 2019, the Bolzano Film Festival shows creative feature documentaries from Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, thus providing an insight into the rich, contemporary European cinema beyond convention and mainstream.

EISENBERGER - KUNST MUSS SCHÖN SEIN, SAGT DER FROSCH ZUR FLIEGE is one of eight documentaries in the competition of the Bolzano Film Festival 2019.

Press release

February 24, 2019
Eisenberger – Cinema Release in Switzerland

EISENBERGER – KUNST MUSS SCHÖN SEIN, SAGT DER FROSCH ZUR FLIEGE will be released on 28 of March in Swiss Cinemas.

An Exhibition with new worky by Christian Eisenberger will take place at the gallery Nicola von Senger in Zurich from March 15 until mid of May.

Special screenings with the artist Christian Eisenberger and the director Hercli Bundi are announced for:

21.03.2019 at 20h Kino Rex in Bern

22.03.2019 at 12.15h (Lunchkino Special) Arthouse Le Paris in Zürich

23.03.2019 at 20h Stattkino Luzern

24.03.2019 at 11.30h Kult.Kino Basel

24.03.2019 1t 17.30h Kinocenter Chur (Director alone)

05.04.2019 um 20.15 Uhr at Cameo Winterthur (Director alone)

December 14, 2018
Eisenberger – Nominated for Prix de Soleure

We are happy that the Solothurner Filmtage have nominated  EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY for the Prix de Soleure, because the film does «contribute to relevant  discussions and is convincing in it's cinematographic approach». (quote from the invitation).

The film will be screened on January 26th at 17.45h in the Landhaus and on January 28th at 18h in the Reithalle.

The cinema release in Switzerland will start in March.

October 16, 2018
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes tourt auf Festivals
October 10, 2018
Eisenberger – World Premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig

We are happy to celebrate the world premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig in the international program. The film will be screened on Tuesday 30 of October at 14:00h in the Schaubühne Lindenfels and on Wednesday 31 of October at  21:30h  in the Passage Kinos Universum. Christian Eisenberger, Hercli Bundi and part of the crew and protagonists will be present.

September 17, 2018
BITTERE ERNTE: Kinostart Schweiz

Am 27. September startet der anregende und kritische Dokumentarfilm BITTERE ERNTE (Les Dépossédés) von Mathieu Roy in Zürich (Kosmos), Basel (kult.kino atelier), Bern (Kino Rex), Chur (Kino Apollo). Verleih: Vinca Film

Vorstellungen finden HIER

Vorstellungen mit anschiessender Podiumsdiskussion:

Zürich, Kosmos, Sonntag 23. Sept. 11.00 Uhr

Mit Christian Haueter (Biobauer & Protagonist) und Sabin Bieri (Associate Director des Center Of Development and Environment, Universität Bern)

Bern, Kino Rex, Donnerstag 27. Sept. 20.30 Uhr

Mit Simon Zbinden (DEZA) und Lukas Brönnimann (Student Berner Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaft)

Chur, Kino Apollo, Sonntag 30. Sept. 17.00 Uhr

Mit Andrea Hämmerle (Alt-Nationalrat & Biobauer) und weiteren Gästen

Luzern, Stattkino, Mittwoch 24. Okt. 19.00 UhrPodiumsdiskussion mit GästenWinterthur, Kino Cameo, Freitag 16. November 20.15 UhrMit Carla Hoinkes (Public Eye) und weiteren Gästen

August 28, 2018
On Tour in September

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes: Dok Station - Music Film Festival Bucarest/Rumania, Filmfest Hamburg/Germany and Vancouver International Film Festival/Canada.

August 23, 2018
Premiere in Luzern

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes: am Donnerstag, 23. August um 19 Uhr Filmpremiere und Gespräch im Stattkino, Luzern, mit Niklaus Troxler sowie Pirmin Bossart; musikalisches Intro: Urs Leimgruber. Zur Einstimmung "Jazz als Lebensschule", erschienen in der Luzerner Zeitung HIER

July 23, 2018
Re-Launch Mira Film Website

We have been working for some time now on the re-launch together with Sternenbauer, Joël Gähwiler and Adina Renner, and are pleased to present you the result. The logo was refreshed as well as the presentation of our films and our team.

June 23, 2018
Festivals in July

Our Blue Note film will be premiered in France at FID Marseille, will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco and will have a special screening at the Kronsberg Jazz Festival in Norway. Thank you for having us!

June 04, 2018
In Swiss Cinemas in June

You don't have to be a jazz fan to love this movie! An emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.


June 01, 2018
Shanghai International Film Festival

Happy to announce the Asian premiere of Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

May 04, 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest

We are thrilled to announce our European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The director Sophie Huber will be present at the first screening on June 8. Screening dates and tickets: https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6415

April 23, 2018
World Premiere @Tribeca

We are proud to announce our world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival! Blue Note Records was founded in New York in 1939, nearly 80 years later we come back with a film about this legendary label. Congrats to the whole team!

March 20, 2018
Screening Dates Tribeca

April 23, 8pm Tribeca Festival Hub, World Premiere with Performance

April 24, 3pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 25, 10pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 26, 8.15 pm Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6

Tickets will be on sale on March 27

February 16, 2018
KING OF THE AIRS at Lichtmess Kino Hamburg

On 23 March 2018 at 20:00, Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship will be shown at Lichtmess Kino  in Hamburg.

July 26, 2017
News from the beekeeper and his wife

Last June Diedie Weng visited the beekeeper and his wife to show them the finished film. Here her thoughts on it:

This June, I went to see the beekeeper and his wife. It was strange to be back in their home. It felt like no time had passed. Though some of the surrounding have changed, the climate and the rhythm of the beekeeper’s work stayed the same. They have a new kitten and quite a few rabbits instead of the pigs. It was raining in the valley most of the time when I was there. No children were home to help the beekeeper and his wife out, so I gave them a hand. I spent one morning helping them cut up the queen bee's eggs to fetch royal jelly.

I showed them the final film. They really loved it, they said "it is very real." After the scene with his mom, the beekeeper breathed a deep sigh like a long wind through the dark night, and then his eyes went red. Since their family lost the goose a while ago, the wife said: "Without this film, we wouldn't see the goose again, this naughty and silly goose.“ The beekeeper said: “Maofu would have become very good with the bees by now if he had stayed.” But Maofu is still in Beijing with am unstable job, and both of them are very anxious about his marital status. 

July 07, 2017
Zaunkönig am Festival „Der neue Heimatfilm“ Freistadt/AT 2017

Director Ivo Zen presents his film Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship in August at the festival "Der neue Heimatfilm" in Freistadt/AT, taking place from 23.08.2017 to 27.08.2017.

April 06, 2017
KING OF THE AIRS at dokKa Festival 2017

Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship will be shown at the end of May at the dokKa Festival in Karlsruhe.

April 06, 2017
Nomination for Documentary Film Music Award

We are very happy that Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship has been nominated for the Documentary Film Music Award at DOK.fest Munich 2017.

We wish Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov the good luck for the award ceremony on 6 May and hope that their impressive film music performance will be rewarded.

March 07, 2017
DCEFF: Environmental FF in Washington DC

The US audience gets another opportunity to watch our film at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC on 3/20 at the AFI theatre. http://dceff.org/film/beekeeper-and-his-son-the

March 06, 2017

Our Dutch Premiere is at CinemaAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam. Kriterion, Friday, March 10, 15:40 and Sunday, March 12, 17:30. More information

January 31, 2017
Swiss Preview

Previews in the presence of the director:

Zurich - 31 January 2017 - 12:15 - Arthouse Le Paris, Lunchkino Spezial

Chur - February 2, 2017 -18:30 - Apollo Cinema

Ilanz - 3rd February Cinema Sil Plaz

Basel - 5 February 11:00 a.m. Cult cinema

Lucerne - 9 February 18:00 Uhr Stattkino

Bern - 16 February 20:30 Cinema Rex

Winterthur - 18 February 20:15 Cameo

January 29, 2017
Award for best film music

We are happy that Zaunkönig – Tagebuch einer Freundschaft receives the award for best film music at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 

January 29, 2017
Award for best Film Music

We are happy to announce the award for Best Film Music at the film festival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 for KING OF THE AIRS by Ivo Zen.

January 12, 2017
Solothurner Filmtage 2017

Join us in Solothurn - Diedie will be present for both screenings:Saturday, January 21, 9.30am - Palace Wednesday, January 25, 12/noon - Canva Club

More information

January 06, 2017
Cinema Release in Switzerland

From 2 February 2017 in Swiss cinemas:

You will find all cinema screenings HERE

December 09, 2016
Solothurner Filmtage

After its premiere at Vision du Réel in Nyon in January 2017, Zaunkönig - Tagebuch einer Freundschaft will again be presented at a Swiss film festival.

  • Friday, 20 January, 12:15 pm, Palace
  • Tuesday, 24 January, 12:00 noon, country house

More information about the festival programme

December 09, 2016
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis

We are delighted that Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship celebrates its international premiere at the Max Ophüls Preis 2017 film festival.

  • Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at 17.45 in CS 5
  • Thursday, 26 January 2017 12.30 noon at CS 2
  • Friday, 27 January 2017 19.45 hrs at CS 3
  • Saturday, 28 January 2017 17:45 at CS 5

More about the Festival

October 29, 2016
North American Premier at DOC NYC

We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will have its North America Premiere at the amazing DOC NYC Festival in New York.

  • Sunday, November 13th, 2016, 07:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea

More Information

August 31, 2016
The Beekeeper and his Son in Japan

And yet another film festival where you can enjoy The Beekeeper and his Son: The film will be screening at the Nara International Film Festival in Japan (September 17th – 22nd).

More Information

August 31, 2016
The Beekeeper and his Son at EIDF

We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will be screening at the International Documentary Festival (EIDF) in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Monday, August 22nd, 24.35
  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 19.30, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall
  • Thursday, August 25th, 15.00, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall

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