The Last Campaign

Fiction | 01:40 | SWITZERLAND

After four years of Donald Trump’s reign, Jonathan Katz and Toby Horovitz, two New York activists, are crossing the country to support Bernie Sanders, the first presidential candidate to call himself a “socialist”. Their journey confronts them with rural and workers America, from Rust Bell to the deep South, which will tip the balance in the elections. The Last Campaign depicts the protean face of the American population through the eyes of two American activists.

Bio | Filmography


Lionel Rupp, Director

Born in 1983 in Meyrin, he grew up in the Lausanne area. He studied at the HEAD in Geneva until 2009. He directed two short films La Forêt and Le Poisson, which were selected and awarded in international festivals. In 2008, he and his brother Adrien founded the transdisciplinary collective Zooscope. Since 2010, he has participated in several works by the collective that are presented in contemporary art spaces as well as in living art festivals. At the same time, he collaborates with visual artists, musicians and theatre directors.
In 2012, he co-directed with his brother Adrien Rupp Quai Ouest, based on the work by Bernard Marie Koltès. He is one of the 10 directors of Heimatland, competing in Locarno and in about fifteen other festivals around the world. He has been working for several years as director of photography for documentary films. In 2017, he directed A Campaign of Their Own, a film about Bernie Sanders’ supporters during the last American elections.

Filmography (selection)

A Campaign of Their Own, doc, 2017
Heimatland, fiction, 2015
Quai Ouest, fiction, 2012



Chute primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani


• est sélectionné au programme Alliance 4 Development du Festival de Locarno 2021

Menschenskind !

• Sélections Officielles à Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Münich


• Sélection au Torino Script Lab 2020


• Sélections au Village de Coproductions des Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination aux European Film Awards

Tempête Silencieuse primé à Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

Sœurs Jarariju distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury International

Putin's Witnesses

• Sélection Officielle au TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix du Meilleur Documentaire à Karlovy Vary

Je fais où tu me dis distingué à la Berlinale

• Mention Spéciale du Jury des Jeunes