WORLD PREMIERE: CPH:DOX & VISIONS DU RÉEL

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THE MUSHROOM SPEAKS explores the healing qualities of fungi and their ability to regenerate. This personal journey takes on a walk alongside parasites, symbionts and decomposers offering ideas of both interconnectedness and collaboration. Driven by a vision of resistance, the encounters seek possibilities of renewal and question what connects us when the world seems to be falling apart. With mushrooms and their allies the film invites to imagine a myco-cultural (r)evolution. What if the fungus could help us address and radically change our relationship to this world?

Web


CPH:DOX Talk, May 2nd 2021

Cineuropa, April 26th 2021

Business Doc Europe, April 25th 2021

Filmkritik, April 23rd 2021

Le Polyester, April 22nd 2021

Cineuropa, April 19th 2021

La Manufacture des idées, Conversation with Vinciane Despret, Marion Neumann & Thomas Saraceno, August 2021

Imagine Science Film Festival, Talk, October 18th 2021

DocPoint, Q&A The Mushroom Speaks, January 30th 2022

RTS, "Les champignons pourraient être l'avenir de l'humanité", March 21st 2022

Taz, "Internationales Frau­en*­Film Fest: Symbole von abwesendem Glück", April 4th 2022

Arttv.ch, "The Mushroom Speaks", May 3rd 2022

Toponline.ch, May 26th 2022

Le Courrier, June 17th 2022

Daily Movies, July 2 2022

Télévision


SRF, "The Mushroom Speaks" – und zwar über Sex und Umweltschutz, January 20th 2022


Radio


RTS, "Les champignons vont-ils sauver le monde ?", March 21st 2022

SRF, Filmpodcast, May 27th 2022
IN THEATERS FROM JUNE 8 (ROMANDY)

In presence of the director:
· SUNDAY JUNE 5 2022, 6PM, CINÉMA ROYAL SAINTE-CROIX
· TUESDAY JUNE 7 2022, 8PM, CINÉMA BIO GENÈVE
· WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 2022, 7.30PM, CINÉMA REX NEUCHÂTEL
· THURSDAY JUNE 9 2022, 8PM, ZINÉMA LAUSANNE
· SUNDAY JUNE 12 2022, 10.30AM, SCALA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
· SUNDAY JUNE 12 2022, 5PM, CINEMONT DELÉMONT
· TUESDAY JUNE 14 2022, 6.30PM, CINÉMA REX VEVEY
· THURSDAY JUNE 16 2022, 10.30PM, OPEN AIR PETIT-SACONNEX GENÈVE
· THURSDAY JUNE 23 2022, 8PM, CINÉMA D'ORON





IN THEATERS FROM MAY 25 (GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND)

In presence of the director:
· SUNDAY MAY 22 2022, 9PM, KINO RIFFRAFF (ZÜRICH)
· THURSDAY MAY 26 2022, 6PM, KINO BOURBAKI (LUZERN)
· MONDAY MAY 30 2022, 8PM, KINO REX (BERN)





OTHER SCREENINGS

· HUNGARIAN FUNGI AND ART RELATED COMMUNITY SPACE (HIFA), Hungarian Premiere, Saturday October 02, 2021 at 6pm, Budapest
· ALL ABOUT FUNGI, Sunday October 3rd at 6pm, Top Kino, Vienna
· LA LUMIÈRE, BEIJING : Saturday October 10, 2021 at 2pm (Swiss time), Sunday October 17, 2021 at 2pm (Swiss time), Wednesday October 19, 2021 at 7pm (Swiss time)
· AQUARIUM CINÉ CAFÉ, Sunday November 7 at 6pm, 2021, Lyon
· ETHNOKINO-REITSCHULE, Thursday November 25 2021 at 7pm, Bern
· CINÉMA ODEON BRUGG, Wednesday December 12th 2021 at 6pm, Campus Cinema, Brugg
· ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP, Friday January 28th 2022
· MUSÉUM D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE PARIS, Saturday January 29th 2022 at 3pm, Auditorium de la Grande galerie de l'évolution
· FAR° NYON X VISIONS DU RÉEL ON TOUR, Saturday May 5th 2022 at 6.45pm, Salle communale Burtigny
· WHAT THE LAB? SYMBIOT SPACE BASEL, from June 14 to June 19 2022
· ANTRE PEAUX, Friday July 1st 2022 at 7pm, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Bourges
· FEINMECHANIK, Sunday August 20 2022 at 5:30pm, Kassel (Overlapping Kassel Festival)
· LES TOILES FILANTES, Friday August 26 2022 at 9:30pm, La Sarraz (Switzerland)
· THE LANGUAGE OF MUSHROOMS, from August to November 2022, Exhibition at the Contemporary Gallery Kunming
FESTIVALS

WORLD PREMIERE at CPH:DOX, Dox:Award Competition (2021)

WORLD PREMIERE at VISIONS DU RÉEL, National Competition (2021)

KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL, Docs+Science Section (2021)

DOKUFEST, Green Dox Programme (2021)

LA MANUFACTURE D'IDÉES (France, 2021)

DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY, Climate for Change Section, Green Warsaw Award (2021)

ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Slovakia, 2021)

CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinematic Vision Award Section (2021)

SMART AND SUSTAINABLE FILM FESTIVAL (China, 2021)

BRUGGER DOKUMENTAR FILMTAGE (2021)

ALL ABOUT FUNGI (Vienna, 2021)

IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (New-York, 2021)

INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

JI.HLAVA IDFF, Testimonies Section (2021)

DENVER FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

PORTLAND FUNGI FILM FEST (2021)

SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

GLOBAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

GLIMMERGLASS FILM DAYS (2021)

KASSELER DOKFEST (2021)

SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (2022)

DOCPOINT - HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

DOCPOINT - TALLINN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

TEMPO DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (2022)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL (Washington DC, 2022)

VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

WOW WALES ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

DOCVILLE (Belgium, 2022)

INTERNATIONALES FRAUEN* FILM FEST (Germany, 2022)

ULJU MOUTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (South Korea, 2022)

TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL (Italy, 2022)

FICMEC - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE MEDIOAMBIENTAL DE CANARIAS (2022)

SAVONLINNA INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL (2022)

EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL PALIĆ (2022)


AWARDS

Special Mention – GLOBAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

Honorable Mention (Science New Wave Award) – IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL (2021)

Documentary – 90 min
OV : English, German, Japanese
Subtitles: English, French, German
DCP, 5.1
Switzerland
© 2021 Intermezzo Films


With: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Franz Xaver Vollenweider, Peter McCoy, Geoffroy Renaud, Ursula Weiher, Vanja Palmers, Frida Krieger
Direction & Image: Marion Neumann
Sound Design & Music: Olga Kokcharova
Editing: Marion Neumann, Orsola Valenti
Sound Editing & Mix: Adrien Kessler
Image Postproduction Studio: Studio Rougegorge, Robin Erard
Camera Assistant: David Huwiler
Graphic Design: Thomas Perrodin
Website: Jeff Gaudinet, Raphaël Arbuz


Production: Intermezzo Films SA, Katia Monla & Luc Peter
Production Assistant: Aurélie Oliveira Pernet, Stéphanie Severino
Administration: Karla Kolder
Accounting: Annick Kammacher

With the support of:
Cinéforom and Loterie Romande
Federal Office of Culture (FOC)
Ernst Göhner Foundation
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Unité Fiction Documentaires et Séries originales – Steven Artels, Gaspard Lamunière
Cultural Fund of SSA (Société Suisse des Auteurs)
Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA)
STAGE POOL FOCAL / Ernst Göhner Foundation
Production
Intermezzo Films
Luc Peter & Katia Monla
Rue de Bâle 28
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
www.intermezzofilms.ch
info@intermezzofilms.ch
+41 22 741 47 47


Director
Marion Neumann
www.marionneumann.net
www.themushroomspeaks.online
contact@marionneumann.net


Swiss Distribution
Sister Distribution
4 rue des Marbriers
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
www.sister-distribution.ch
contact@sister-distribution.ch
+41 22 808 08 63


World Sales
Taskovski Films
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25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom
http://www.taskovskifilms.com/
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+387 65 920 857