12nd Geneva Festival Tous Ecrans

Switzerland, October 30 - November 5 2006

The jury

France Hatron (France), Gabriele Barrera (Italy), Mariano Morace (Switzerland)

Awarded films

The Geneva based “Cinéma Tout Ecran” festival presents on a big screen what has been produced (but not necessarily been thought) for the TV monitor. In past years, this curiosity for quality films on television led to astonishing discoveries: films, among others, by Atom Egoyan, Robert Guédiguian, Michael Apted, Arturo Ripstein found their way from the small to the big screen. This year, Goran Paskaljevic, the Serbian filmmaker’s new film The Optimists could be discovered as a great cinema-film — a continuation and maybe completion of Paskaljevic’ pessimistic-poetic Balkan trilogy which had started with The Powder Keg (in 1998) and Midwinter Night’s Dream (in 2004). Serbian stories, joined to a Serbian story of the last ten years.