Born in Cairo/Egypt in 1991, Egyptian/Swiss Christophe Saber graduated from an American College in Cairo in 2009. He then completed a short school of digital filmmaking in the U.S before enrolling for a BA degree in Filmmaking at the University of Arts and Design of Lausanne (ECAL) in 2010. He wrote and directed several fiction, documentary, and experimental films. One of his short documentaries, LA VIE EN ROSE COMME DANS LES FILMS (2014), deals with a couple of Super 8 films he found in a second hand store: The film depicts his journey to return the memories to their rightful owners. In 2014, Christophe graduated from ECAL with first class honors. DISCIPLINE is his diploma film and premiered during the 2014 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The short film went on to win the Swiss Academy Award along with 90+ international prizes. No wonder, the film is a masterpiece! In a very funny way, Christophe deals with serious issues: In a quarter of an hour he dissects a (Swiss) society splintered into groups of different cultural, economic, ideological, and social backgrounds. Where passion inflames this quickly, rational communication is difficult and understanding impossible. In March, Christophe finished the feature documentary LA VALLÉE DU SEL about his return to Egypt for the first time after the start of the revolution.
We will show DISCIPLINE in this year’s ZFF MASTER CLASS screenings.
Writer, Director (CH)
2016 THE VALLEY OF SALT (Feature Doc)
2014 DISCIPLINE (Short Fiction)
2013 LA VIE EN ROSE COMME DANS LES FILMS (Short Doc)
2013 MAN IN MOTION (Experimental Short)