Presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland
Switzerland. Dir. Marcel Gisler. 2013, 106 mins. Digital projection. New York premiere. With Sibylle Brunner, Fabian Krüger, Judith Hoffmann. A sad sack, 40-something gay novelist moves back to his rural Swiss hometown to care for his ailing, alcoholic mother, dredging up their complicated emotional history in this bittersweet, dryly humorous family drama. Nominated for six Swiss Film Awards and boasting a rollicking performance by Sibylle Brunner as the saucy, strong-willed matriarch, Rosie offers penetrating observations on messy family dynamics, as well as contemporary gay relationships.