Salute to Swiss Filmmaker PETER LUISI

Reading Cinemas Town Square 14 Theatre

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Guest: Peter Luisi


In Association with the Consul General of Switzerland


The Cinema Society of San Diego is proud to be saluting Switzerland this season, and this evening we meet and honor one of their finest talents--writer/director Peter Luisi, who was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1975. A graduate of University of California in Santa Cruz in Film and Video Production, Variety acclaimed, "Peter Luisi signals a talent to watch".

This evening, the Cinema Society of San Diego is honored to present two feature films representing Peter's work: VITUS, which he wrote the screenplay for in 2007, and was shortlisted by the Academy in the Best Foreign Language Category, and his latest directing effort THE SANDMAN (members are invited to select whichever of the two films showcased (based on start time and seat availability).

All showings will be held at the Reading Town Square 14 Theatre, located at 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 92117.

Peter will partake in introductions and post-screening discussions at each show. All films are in Swiss-German/German with English Subtitles.

Films screened this evening:

VITUS (2007)

Auditorium # 8


On Screen 4:45pm and 7:45pm (Introductions begin 15 minutes prior, and discussions will follow screenings)

Peter Luisi wrote the screenplay for Switzerland's Oscar Submission from 2007,VITUS,. It tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer willing to comply with his parents' plans and ambitions because he wants to follow his own star.

Running Time: 100 Minutes / Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language


Auditorium # 14


On Screen 4:30 and 7:30pm (Introductions begin 15 Minutes prior, and discussion will follow screenings)

Written and Directed by Peter Luisi, THE SANDMANN begins one fine morning, when Benno finds sand in his bed. While he tries to ignore this at first, he soon must accept that he is losing the sand. Day after day the sand increases and his time literally starts running short. He is left no choice and must ask Sandra, who runs a small coffee shop under his apartment, for help. Although Benno hates her with a passion, he has started dreaming of her every night. What could Sandra and the dreams have to do with the sand?

Running Time: 88 Minutes / Not Rated

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