Simon JAQUEMET (1978, Switzerland) studied film directing in Zurich after a short career as a professional snowboarder. His shorts have been screened at various international festivals. Jaquemet's first feature, Chrieg/War, premiered in the New Directors section at San Sebastian in 2014. The film won several awards, including the Max Ophüls Prize. Der Unschuldige/The Innocent (2018) is his second feature film.
(selection) Die Burg/The Fortress (2005, short), Block (2007, short), Laura's Party (2010, short), Chrieg/War (2014), Der Unschuldige/The Innocent (2018)
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Zoé is young and alone, on the road, clearly running away. From a painful past? From herself? She drifts aimlessly but deliberately, leaving the people and places she encounters. Her sorrow does not dissipate until a stranger offers her a cherry pie, on a desolate beach.
Tense, enchanting Swiss drama about religion, science, delusion and reality. Is radical Christian Ruth possessed by a demon, or not?