Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond have known each other since their chilhood. Both passionate about theatre, they are trained actresses and have performed in numerous Swiss and French theatrical productions. They have created many shows as a stage duo as well, and their first step towards cinema was by including video in their plays. This led them to write and direct four short films. One of them, Berlin Backstage, shot in the prestigious Berlin Philharmony, won an award at the Berlin Today Award (Berlinale 2004).
The duo moved on to write and direct their first feature film, The Little Bedroom, starring legendary French actor Michel Bouquet. Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2010, the film was selected to represent Switzerland at the Academy Awards, was honered with two Swiss Quartz Prizes (Best Fiction Film and Best Screenplay), and received a dozen awards in international festivals.
Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond have explored the documentary field by directing Evening Class for Adults (2005) and Buffo, Buten & Howard, (2009). They also wrote and directed Open Book, a TV series broadcasted in 2014 on Swiss and French Television. This successful experience led them to write a new TV series, TOXIC, currently in development.
In 2018, the duo of Swiss directors joined forces again to direct Ladies, a documentary premiered at Visons du Réel Film Festival, and selected by a number of festivals. It was nominated for the Swiss Film Award in the Best Documentary category and has been a box office success in Swiss theatres.
They then directed their second fiction, Schwesterlein, (The Little Sister) with Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger, to be released in April 2020.
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Feedback from Berlin Schwesterlein - My Little Sister had its World Premiere on Monday evening, February 24, 2020. A projection of high emotional intensity, in the presence of all the actors and honoured by a long standing ovation from the audience at the end of the...
Our new film Schwesterlein - My Little Sister - in Competition at the 70th Berlinale, featuring Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus and Thomas Ostermeier, produced by Vega Film Zurich. Schwesterlein revolves around a strong woman grappling with...