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The Journey

dir. Fanny Bräuning / Switzerland / 2018 / 85 min. / Polish premiere

Section: HERstory


Director: Fanny Bräuning

Screenplay: Fanny Bräuning, Christian Lisker

Cinematography: Pierre Mennel, Fanny Bräuning

Editing: Catrin Vogt

Sound: Patrick Becker, Denis Séchaud 

Music: Olivia Pedroli

Producers: Thomas Thümena

Production: Hugofilm Prodcutions

World sales: Rise And Shine World Sales

Language: Swiss German


A man and a woman travel through the world in a camper van: Niggi, a passionate photographer, and Annette, the love of his life, paralysed from the neck down for the last 20 years. With courage, wit and charm they wrest from life, what it still holds worth living for. But what happens to love, when the circumstances of life change so drastically? Full of curiosity and wonder the filmmaker (and daughter) Fanny Bräuning goes in search of answers. The result is an enheartening film, a gripping homage to life and a must for all those who still want to believe in love.


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DOK Leipzig, Solothurner Filmtage (Prix de Soleure), Zurich Film Festival (Best Documentary), DOK.fest München, Shanghai International Film Festival


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Born in 1975 in Basel, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2001 she studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). During her studies, she made her first short film “My Mother”. After completing her diploma film “Paloma”, she worked as assistant director for feature film productions for Swiss television. In 1999 she was assistant director for a short film by Dieter Stürmer. In 2004, together with Kaspar Kasics, she founded Distant Lights GmbH, a film production company for documentaries and feature films with social, political and cultural topics. Her first feature film “No More Smoke Signals” was released theatrically in 2009.


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