a documentary film by Fisnik Maxville & Benoît Goncerut


Zvicra Fisnik Maxhuni Benoît Goncerut Visceral Films

With its massive immigrant population, Switzerland has always been a place of a double search: first, how is the country’s DNA evolving as it constantly redefines itself? Second, how do these foreigners articulate their search for identity in the midst of uncertainty and constant need to define the “self” in tangible terms? Zvicra (which means "Switzerland" in Albanian) highlights the complexity of lost and rediscovered identities in Switzerland, a country that is destined to adapt to ever-increasing population arrivals. The film tackles the question through 7 Albanian characters whose community is one of the most important of the country.

Written & directed by
Fisnik Maxville & Benoît Goncerut

Picture & editing
Jules Guarneri

Original sound
Boris Gétaz

Visceral Films