“Although Oliver Schwarz gets up close and personal with the two protagonists in his documentary, he manages to safeguard a respectful distance, never intruding or creating a voyeuristic angle. Since Dirk comments on his situation himself, the audience is privy to his emotions and dilemmas, while the filmmaker carefully stages a delicate balance between revelation and discretion.”

Thomas Hunziker, Sélection CINEMA 


“The film’s intimate and deeply empathic perspective on a social misfit is compelling and successful in its balance between closeness and distance. In a respectful and non-judgmental manner, Oliver Schwarz creates both a personal portrait and a topical documentary on a society in which loneliness is a side-effect of modern life.”

Berne Film Award 


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UPPSALA Film Festival

The short documentary DREAM GIRL is selected for the 36th UPPSALA International Short Film Festival in Sweden, in the Program SIENCE FRICTION: 


Festival page


Swiss Confederation announcement

Show times: 

  1. 27/10/2017, 17:00: Fyrisbiografen

  2. 29/10/2017, 17:00: Slottsbiografen





TV & Radio

SRF (Swiss TV and Radio): Glanz & Gloria, 05.06.2013

SRF (Swiss TV and Radio):Kulturplatz, 13.02.2013

3SAT (German TV):  Kulturzeit, 27.03.2013 (1)

3SAT (German TV):  Kulturzeit, 27.03.2013 (2)

ZDF (German TV): Kulturpalast, 11.4.2013:

Radio 3fach, 09.02.2013


Magazines and Internet Archives


Cinemabuch, #59 2014


Der Bund, 16.01.2013

Der Bund, 8.02.2013

Lucerne newspaper, 21.01.2013

Blick, 23.1.2013

friday Magazine, 2013:


















Der Bund: Berner Filmpreis 2012





Festival Reports 


63th Berlin International Film Festival: Berlinale Shorts






SWISS FILMS: "Swiss Fondue of Shorts" @ Open Cinema Festival 2013 in St. Petersburg




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