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With The Wind

A film by Bettina Oberli


Pauline, a young farmer, raises her animals far from the modern world.
When Samuel arrives to install a wind turbine on the farm, her values and her love for Alex are put to the test.

Theatrical release

September 26, 2018


OFC, Cineforom, CNC, Canal+, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Ciné+, Suissimage, Cofinova, MEDIA


Variety Piazza Grande Award (Locarno)

Technical film summary

Directed by : Bettina Oberli
Written by : Bettina Oberli & Antoine Jaccoud, in collaboration with Céline Sciamma
DOP : Stéphane Kuthy
Editing : Pauline Gaillard
OST : Arnaud Rebotini
Genre : Drama, Romance
Format : Feature film
Production : Rita Productions (Switzerland) & Silex Films (France)
Producers : Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Priscilla Bertin, Judith Nora
Coproduction : Versus production (Belgium), RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SSR (Switzerland), Teleclub (Switzerland)
Theatrical distribution (France) : ARP Sélection
Theatrical distribution (Switzerland) : Filmcoopi
International sales : Be For Films


PAULINE : Mélanie Thierry
ALEX : Pierre Deladonchamps
SAMUEL : Nuno Lopes
GALINA : Anastasia Shevtsova
MARA : Audrey Cavelius

Festival selections

Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême 2018, Official competition
Locarno IFF 2018, Piazza Grande (August 6th, 2018)

Press review

“Mélanie Thierry et Pierre Deladonchamps dans un film produit par Rita et Silex”, Le Film Français (19/07/2017) Lire la suite

“Bettina Oberli commence le tournage de son nouveau film Le Vent Tourne”, Cineuropa (25/07/2017) Lire la suite

Locarno: B For Films Launches ‘With the Wind,’ ‘Those Who Work,’ ‘Genesis’, Variety (18/07/2018) Lire la suite

Bettina Oberli’s first French feature makes a nice parralel between mankind’s inability to control the natural world and human fallibility when it comes to keeping emotions in check. Variety (12/08/2018) Lire la suite

La pertinence du sujet, le romanesque du récit et son traitement sobre, sans pour autant ignorer les sentiments ni les enjeux politiques, apportent tout le souffle à ce “vent” qui “tourne” dans la bonne direction. France Info Culturebox (25/08/2018) Lire la suite