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8 Days in August (2023)


Fiction / 100 Min / CH & IT

with Julia Jentsch, Florian Lukas, Sarah Hostettler, Sami Loris, Fortunato Cerlino, Giandomenico Cupaiuolo, among others

Directed by: Samuel Perriard
Production: Catpics AG & Helios Sustainable Films
Producer: Sarah Born, Martin Rattini, Rajko Jazbec, Dario Schoch

Screenplay: Markus Ziegler & Samuel Perriard
DOP: Gaetan Varone
Art Director: Demian Wohler
Sound Recording: Barnaby Hall
Sounddesign: Jacques Kieffer
Costumes: Sophie Reble
Hair/Make-Up: Marina Aebi
Editor: Rebecca Trösch
Music: Balz Bachmann
Casting: glaus & gut casting

Distributor: Cineworx

In co-production with SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, Filmfund IDM, Apulia Film Comission, MIC (Ministero della Cultura), Media Ersatzmassnahmen, Suissimage & Focal


Two happy families, a remote beach and a house in the hills above the Adriatic Sea. It could be so perfect. But a breakdown of teenage son Finn not only shakes up a friendship, but also the relationship of his parents Helena and Adam. Eight days in August that change everything.

Festival & Theatrical Release

*57th internationale Filmtage Hof (D)
*17th Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce (IT)
*59th Solothurner Filmtage (CH), Nominated for VISIONI
*Julia Jentsch at Swiss Film Academy nominated for best actress in a leading role

Theatrical release planned for Spring 2024

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