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24 Oct. 2019 / 14:37

International Movie Tournament on Human Rights 2019 in Chisinau

The International Film Tournament on Human Rights 2019 organized in Switzerland, debuted in Chisinau with the screening of the film “Those Who Work” (“Ceux qui travaillent”) directed by the swiss film maker Antoine Russbach, reports Moldova 1.

The premiere of the cultural event is organized by the Swiss Cooperation Office and OWH Studio. Actor Olivier Gourmet plays the main role of Frank, a loyal employee of a shipping company, who in a crisis at work makes a dramatic decision, is fired and another fight begins. The organizers selected this film due to the themes that urge meditation, especially, that there are several important subject lines for the labor market in Moldova.

" We are delighted that Moldova is on the list of the beneficiaries of this tournament and we hope this year to bring Swiss films to the public in Moldova, ”said Virgiliu Mărgineanu, director, OWH Studio.

"This film first arrives in Chisinau, it is a wonderful thing because we have to talk more about human rights. This film depicts the situation in Switzerland, but under the conditions of globalization it is similar to the situation in other countries, including Moldova. I am grateful to the Swiss Cooperation Bureau for all the cultural projects that they carry out in Moldova, ”said Victoria Nagy Vajga, Secretary of State, MECC.

"We are pleased to bring the movie" Those Who Work "to Chisinau and Soroca. Since 2017, this production has been around the world and so far, it has been enjoyed by spectators from over 45 countries. In fact, this tournament started in 2017 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the declaration on human rights. We are pleased to have the director Antoine Russbach with us”, said Caroline Tissot, director of the Swiss Cooperation Office.

"It is a great pleasure for a filmmaker to present his creation in the space of other cultures, I can hardly wait to see the public's reaction. The movie "Those Who Work" will have continuity, I am now working on two other productions, which will form a trilogy on human rights, "said the Swiss director Antoine Russbach.

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