The River’s Bed


The river Rhône has been straitjacketed for 150 years, the history of a domination of its course by humans. But the river has not yet been tamed! Following some disastrous floods, a gigantic construction site is in the process of revitalizing it into a larger-sized space. This engaging and poetic film, shot in the company of inhabitants linked to the future of the Rhône, is a journey that prompts universal questioning of our relationship with nature and territory



Mélanie Pitteloud is Swiss Filmaker from Valais, born in 1979. Graduated in political science (University of Lausanne, McGill University/Canada), her interest for antropology brought her to the field of documentary cinema. She makes her first movies by herself before following a professional workshop in making documentary in Canada (Institut National de l’Image et du Son de Montréal). In parallel to her own movies, she has been the assistant and co-writer of Jacqueline Veuve (Vibrato, 2012).


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Theater release (February 7th)

SION | Cinésion   Monday January 15th – 20h00 
MARTIGNY | Cinéma Casino   Wednesday January 17th – 18h30
BRIG | Kino Capitol   Thursday January 18th – 18h00
SIERRE | Cinéma Le Bourg   Friday January 19th – 20h30
MONTHEY | Cinéma Plaza   Sunday January 21st – 18h30
VISP | Kino Astoria   Monday January 22nd – 20h30
LAUSANNE | Cinéma Bellevaux   Monday February 5th – 20h00
ORON | Cinéma d’Oron   Tuesday February 6th –  20h00
GENÈVE | Cinéma Bio   Wednesday February 7th – 18h30 et 20h45
LAUSANNE | Zinema   Opening on February 7th
NEUCHÂTEL | Cinéma Minimum   Thursday February 8th – 20h00
VEVEY | Cinéma Rex 4   Friday February 9th – 18h30
STE CROIX | Cinéma Royal   Sunday February 11th – 18h00
BEX | Grain de Sel   Tuesday February 13th – 20h00
LEYSIN | Cinéma Regency   February 10th & 11th – 17h00 
TRAMELAN | Le Cinématographe   Saturday February 24th – 18h00
DELÉMONT | La Grange   Sunday February 25th – 17h00


2018: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington (USA)
2017: Festival dei Popoli, Firenze (Italy)
2017: Visions du Réel (Switzerland)


Written & directed by
Mélanie Pitteloud
Denis Jutzeler
Masaki Hatsui, Jürg Lempen, Bernhard Zitz, Gilles Abravanel
Annie Jean
Jean-Sébastien Ledewyn
Sound Editing, Design
Benjamin Benoit | Masé Studio
Sound Mix
Denis Séchaud | Masé Studio
Color Grading
Jean-Baptiste Perrin |Color Grade

Produced by
GoldenEggProduction | Gabriela Bussmann
In coproduction with
RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse

Swiss Distribution
Aardvark Film Emporium
World Sales


Let Me Go hits theaters in French-speaking Switzerland

• From October 25 in theaters

Flores del otro Patio is a candidate for the EFA

• Eligible for the European Film Awards (Best Short)

Let Me Go's World Premiere in Cannes

• Selection in Cannes' ACID

Flores del otro Patio & As Sacrificadas selected in Solothurn

• Panorama Section & Eligible for the Swiss Film Award

Flores del otro Patio awarded in Winterthur

• Best Swiss Short

Chute (Strangers) awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani


• is selected for the Alliance 4 Development program of the Locarno Festival 2021

Menschenskind ! (Our Child)

• Official Selection at Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Munich


• Selection to the Torino Script Lab 2020


• Selections to the Coproduction Village of Les Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination to the European Film Awards

Silent Storm awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

The Jarariju Sisters awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the International Jury

Putin's Witnesses

• Official Selection at TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF

Dressed for Pleasure awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the Youth Jury