Synopsis:

Summer 76’, there’s a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and son of a farmer, sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He’s living the end of a world. Second feature film by its director.

Curator’s sight:

Thirteen-year-old Gus is a witness to two great upheavals: on the one hand, the socio-political-economic change of the 70s and 80s, when the rural world in Europe is upset by the hyper-competitive dynamics of international markets and the transition to intensive farming. On the other hand, the personal revolution of Nicole, Gus’ mother, who discovers a new dimension to herself and faces a family crisis. These two conflicts merge in Beyond the Horizon: more than a background, history enters people’s daily lives, while individual choices — even sexual ones — seem to echo epochal changes. 

Cast

Laetitia Casta, Luc Bruchez, Clémence Poésy, Thibaut Evrard, Fred Hotier, Patrick Descamps, Michaël Bier

Director

Delphine Leherice

Production

Box Productions, Entre Chien et Loup, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Teleclub AG, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone

Film Editor

Emilie Morier

Cinematography

Christophe Beaucarne

Screenplay

Joanne Giger

Music

Nicolas Rabaeus