The film that describe about the change in Switzerland's history of beginning jokingly has been showed in Locarno film festival's 3rd day on August 3rd.
The directers of this film (Image Problem) 'Simon Baumann' and 'Andreas Pfiffner' have participated in the press meet before the film is shown.
During the press meet one reporter asked to directers this following question. 'The film 'Image problem' is about the history of the beginning of whole Switzerland but it was only shooted in the districts of swiss where the people speak Germany. What is the reason for this bias? Both directers were replied that they only know Germany and they didn't get any assistance who know this language very well and help to them for make shooting in other districts. Therefore directers asked to press in return that 'what is the need for making some efforts in the field we don't know?'
They even told to press, that 'Those districts we choose to take shootings to the film are imagined by other people as districts where high class people live and who are often racists. Therefore we were in a position to break this mask and show the true face of the people who live in German parts. We don't want to show a different Switzerland. Furthermore we are afraid to make debate on the reviews of this film now.'
Directers were even told that 'They got permissions from all actors who are appearing in the film to show and join the last parts to the audience.' 'Image Problem' is the only film that received the maximam critical reviews during the opening days of Locarno international film festival. It is hoped that this film will be released in Switzerland and Germany cinema theaters on September.
One news paper has reviewed this film as follows, 'This film is giving humor, smile and satisfaction to the viewers. It is also expressing how it would be the origin of grandeur racism in the open air. The directers of this fim didnt think to hide their ideas behind the mountains or international community.'
Two youngsters from Bern Baumenn and Pfiffer joned to gether and try to change the negative image of Switzerland by telling this and asking comments from ordinary Swiss citizens is the story of this film in documentary style. The main questions that these youngsters asked to the people are based on untrusted companies, black money and religious towers banned to the mosques. Their questions and people's replies were also included comedy. The Cinematography of this film is also expressing the natural beauty of Switzerland by using the effective modern cameras.
The film is ending with The Swiss people who love their nation asks forgiveness for the abuse of foreigners and other critical facts on Swiss.
'Image Problem' has been showed to public after the press meet. When we interviewed a person who watched this film he told us that, 'This film didn't confused my opinion about Switzerland that I already had. But it taught me a lot of new information that I never know before.' His comment is a perfect example for the confirmation of the success of this film.
Meanwhile there was also another pressmeet and forum meet also happened on friday about A film called 'Ruby Sparks' which is based on a novel.This film was showed on 9.30pm for the first time. Before this, There is an event called 'Liyopard of Honor' held to honor and give award to Liyopard. This award is given for artists who were in cinema industry for more than 24 years and make films which have deep meanings and critics.
This award is also given to a french directer called Leos carax. The famous Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue came to stage with Leos Carax and gave the award to him. Kylie Minogue has been acted in a latest film 'Holy Motors' directed by Leos Carax is notable.
- News and Photoes by 4tamilmedia's special reporters from Locarno.