Scene from the film Zvicra
Scene from the film Zvicra
Scene from the film Zvicra
Scene from the film Zvicra
Scene from the film Zvicra
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With its massive immigrant population, Switzerland has consistently held a social identity that is far from cohesive. The film asks two questions. Firstly, how does the country’s continually evolving social structure assimilate with the prevailing national identity. Secondly, how do immigrants to Switzerland articulate their search for identity in the midst of uncertainty and the need for individual identity and ultimately citizenship. Zvicra, translates as Switzerland in Albanian, and highlights the complexity of lost and rediscovered identities in Switzerland, a country that is destined to adapt to ever-increasing population demands. The film tackles these questions through seven Albanian characters whose community plays a central role in the film.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Fisnik Maxhuni, Benoît Goncerut
  • Cinematography
    Jules Guarneri, Fisnik Maxhuni
  • Editing
    Jules Guarneri
  • Music
    Boris Gétaz
  • Runtime
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Biennale internationale des Bobines d'ici (BIBI) 2018
    • Festival Cinéma Méditéranéen de Bruxelles 2018
    • Tirana International Film Festival 2018
    • DokuFest Prizren 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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