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Kingdom

BETTINA OBERLI, Switzerland

Synopsis

«Kingdom» tells the short story of a woman, maybe the last woman on earth, who has to live on a post-apocalyptic planet. She has to survive the very hot days, hide from the burning sun, while the only source of water is the little piece of glacier she tries to protect from melting with the remains of a lost world. Only at night she finds peace and consolation in her memories and with other living creatures. Even under the hardest conditions she will not give up and finds strength in the encounter with the animals.

Emily Beecham (Best Actress 2019 in Cannes) leaves us with a strong feeling, between rage and courage, full of hope and determinism.

Biography

Born in Interlaken, Switzerland, in 1972. She lives and works in Zurich. She is an important figure of the Swiss Cinema. From 1995 to 2000 she studied cinema at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). 

Her award-winning debut film “I’m Norwind” (2004), and her second feature film “Die Herbstzeitlosen” (2006) screened for over a year in Swiss theatres. In 2018 she directed “Le vent tourne”, screened at Locarno Film Festival.