schweizen is a dynamic film company founded in 2010 and based in Bogotá (South America).
We aim to boost fiction and documentary features with a strong and distinct voice behind; seeking to explore contemporary, politically urgent, and culturally challenging narratives to shape into unique cinematographic works.
Along with new titles for cinema, we are passionately developing new television and on-line projects for a variety of clients.
Convinced that good auteur and risk-taking original films must find their audiences, every season we attend the major world markets and handpick a few international award-winning films for Colombian Distribution.
A Vanishing Fog
by Augusto Sandino
Feature – 75min
Colombia, Czech Republic, Norway, USA (English & Sunapakún)
The hallucinatory days of F pass by in the unusual and majestic wasteland of Sumapaz. F, heir and guardian of the territory, carefully takes care of his father. His lonely life is interrupted by Agents of progress who threaten to destroy his fragile balance, forcing him to escape after an agonizing farewell.
The Shape of Now
by Manuel Correa
Documentary – 70min
Colombia, Norway (Spanish)
Do you remember the war? Ask seven people and you will have seven different versions. The Shape of Now is a creation documentary that seeks to present the difficulties of historical reconstruction for a peaceful future.
by Sebastián Múnera
Feature/Experimental – 78min
Colombia, México (Spanish)
In 2004, a bomb exploded in the public library of Medellín in Colombia. Only one photo exists of the attack, which was never solved. While the calmly moving camera glides lovingly through the building, time and light pass. The result is a brave and poetic attempt to keep history alive.
by Augusto Sandino
Feature – 90min
Three members of the same family experience love at different stages of their lives. Dolores, an older woman who had a lover for thirty years; Rafael, a former sportsman who could never consolidate a family and Laura, a teenage girl who faces a crossroads that can change her fate.
Karen Cries on the Bus
by Gabriel Rojas
Feature – 98min
After ten years of marriage, Karen realizes all what she has left behind. Tired of everything, she decides to leave her husband and start from scratch. She will soon have to decide between returning to comfort or, for the first time, taking over her own life.