At Thelma Film AG, founded in Zurich in 1988 and Prince Film SA (since 2005) I have produced and co-produced approximately thirty feature length fiction and documentary films for cinema in various countries, including Argentina (« Memoria del Saqueo » and « La Dignidad de los Nadies » by Fernando Solanas), Cambodia (« Rice People » by Rithy Panh), India (« Fire in Paradise » by Markus Imhoof), Senegal (« Hyenas » by Djibril Diop Mambéty), Burkina Faso (« Yaaba » by Idrissa Ouedraogo, « Laafi », « Moi et mon Blanc », « Delwende » by S. Pierre Yameogo), Algeria (« Bab el Oued City » by Merzak Allouache), Romania (« Maria » by Peter Netzer), Greece (« Valkanizater » by Sotiris Goritsas, « Like Stone Lions at the Gateway into Night », by Olivier Zuchuat), Italy (« Men of the Port »” by Alain Tanner), Palestine (« Salt of this Sea » by Annemarie Jacir), Chad (« Far from the Village » by Olivier Zuchuat), France (« Bye Bye » by Karim Dridi, « Karnaval » by Thomas Vincent, « A burning Hot Summer », by Philippe Garrel), Switzerland (« Blind Date » by Samir, Christoph Schaub, Marcel Gisler, etc, « Charming Neighbours » by Claudio Tonetti, « Thelma » by Pierre-Alain Meier, « Parting Shot » by Jeanne Waltz).
A Berlin, Avec Fernando Solanas (Ours d’Or d’Honneur) et Walter Ruggle (trigon-film)
Recent Cinema releases include:
« More than Honey » by Markus Imhoof, Locarno Film Festival, Piazza Grande, 2012. This film enjoyed resounding success and broke records in box offices across Switzerland and around thirty other countries.
« Like Stone Lions at the Gateway into Night » by Olivier Zuchuat, 2012, an experimental film which was loved by audiences in Switzerland, in France and in Greece.
« Win Win » by Claudio Tonetti, 2013, which was a great success in the Jura and represented Switzerland in over 30 embassies across the French speaking world.
Avec Jean-Luc Couchard, lors tournage de « Win Win »
« Katabui, in the heart of Okinawa », by Daniel Lopez. Released in 2016 (Outside the Box).
« Farewell to Africa », by Pierre-Alain Meier. Premiere in Nyon, International Compétition, en April 2017. Released on the 3rd of Janaury 2018 (Outside the Box).
« Eldorado », by Markus Imhoof. Premiere in Berlin, Out of Competition, 2018. Released on the 8th of March 2018 (Frenetic Films).
« Le périmètre de Kamcé » by Olivier Zuchuat. in Burkina Faso.
Working as a production designer, art director, production assistant, interlocutor and translator, Monika has worked in close collaboration with Thelma Film and Prince Film since 1995.
Most notably she worked as an art director for Thelma Film and Prince Film on the films Charming neighbours, Thelma, Win Win (Chinese locations) and Blind Date.
In Shanghai, during the shooting of Win Win.