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Swiss Fest Solothurn to Make Big Splash at Goes to Cannes with Curated Slate including Latest Nicolas Steiner Jacqueline Zünd

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Annika Pham Unspooling May 18 as part of an overall Swiss Focus at the Marché du Film, Solothurn Film Festival Goes to Cannes marks the first collaboration between the long-standing Swiss festival and the Cannes market, but also a first for many of the talents and producers carefully picked for the event.

Two of Switzerland’s top documentary filmmakers Jacqueline Zünd, winner of a 2019 Crystal Bear nominated for “Where We Belong,” and Nicholas Steiner, director of “Above & Below”, ranked among Variety reviewer Peter Debruge’s Top 10 films of 2015, are set to attract buyers, sales agents and programmers’ attention with their star-stubbed fiction debuts.

In “Do You Believe in Angels, Mr Drowak,” Steiner has hired Karl Markovics, star of the 2008 Oscar winner “The Counterfeiters”, rising acting talent Lune Wedler (“All the Light that I Can See,” “Je suis Karl”), Lars Eidinger (“Babylon Berlin,” “All the Light that I Can See”) and Dominique Pinon (“Delicatessen”, “Amélie”). “After two cinematic documentaries that ran worldwide and an original Netflix series [“Dig Deeper-The Disappearance of Birgit Meier”], I was excited to create this technically demanding, stylistic feature with an exceptional cast and my trusted core crew who has been with me since the beginning,” says Steiner about his film in the editing stage and due for delivery in 2025.

With “Do You Believe in Angels, Mr Drowak”, we enter a world where creativity knows no bounds,” says Niccolò Castelli who took the helm of the prestigious Solothurn Film Festival as artistic director in 2022. “In this black comedy, shot in black and white, we are delighted to observe how two seemingly distant fantasy characters approach each other, driven by similar desires.

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