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Language: Swiss German
Run Time: 114 minutes
When eight-year-old Yves is the sole survivor of his family after a devastating car crash, his future hangs in the balance. Yves begs to avoid custody with his complicated extended family and instead clings to his therapist Eliane for her kind words and trusting heart. Their bond forms quickly, each becoming more vulnerable as Eliane watches Yves struggle to find a new normal. While Eliane and her grown daughters attempt to help Yves come to terms with the horrific accident and grieve the loss of his family, these women are forced to confront the traumas of their own broken family, which they each manage to painfully suppress. Based on the novel Finsteres Glück by Lukas Hartmann, DARK FORTUNE reveals the raw emotions we face in the midst of tragedy and the relationships we lean on when we have no other choice but to let go and move on. (In Swiss German with subtitles) —A.B.
Monday, April 03, 2017 at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Stefan Haupt, born in Zurich in 1961, holds a degree from the Zurich Drama School in Theater Education. He has his own production company, Fontana Film, and was formerly the president of the Swiss Filmmakers Association.
Filmography~"I'm Just a Simple Person" (1998), "Increschantüm" (2000), "Utopia Blues" (2001), "Elisabeth Kübler-Ross-Facing Death" (2002), "Moritz" (2003), "Downtown Switzerland" (2004), "A Song for Argyris" (2006), "How about Love" (2010), "Sagrada-The Mystery of Creation" (2012), "The Circle" (2014)-39th CIFF, "Mare Nostrum-A Concert. A Journey." (2015), DARK FORTUNE (2016)
Eleni Haupt, Noé Ricklin, Elisa Plüss, Chiara Carla Bär, Martin Hug