SVA Theatre (Silas) – 5:45pm
Saturday, October 17th
95 min | Drama, History, Thriller | Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Israel | 2014
By Romed Wyder
British-mandated Palestine, 1947. Zionists are fighting for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. A member of the armed Jewish underground has been sentenced to death by the British authorities. In turn, they have kidnapped a British officer. Now, they sit out the night together, waiting for the result of the negotiation. If the British hang their friend at dawn, one of them will shoot the British officer.
Romed Wyder was born in Brig (Switzerland) in 1967. In 1995, he graduated with a degree from the cinema department of the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Geneva.
He is an active member of Cinéma Spoutnik and founded Laika Films with five other filmmakers in 1993. Romed developed a tape to film system and an online widget generator. Since 2002 he’s been a member of the Federal Film Com- mission. He founded Paradigma Films SA in 2003. Between 2005 and 2008 he was the president of the Swiss Filmmakers Association.
He works as director and producer since 1990. After Squatters (docu- mentary), No coffee, no TV, no sex (fiction) and Absolut (fiction), Dawn is his forth movie with theatrical release.