8 Days in August

Switzerland, Italy, 2023


CatPics, Helios Sustainable Films SRL, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, 90mins


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Two happy families, a quiet beach and a house in the hills above the Adriatic Sea. It could be so perfect. But when teenager Finn has a breakdown it brings turmoil not only to the friendship between the families but also to the relationship between his parents Helena and Adam. Eight days in August that change everything.

Cast & Crew

Producer - Sarah Born, Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec, Martin Rattini

Screenwriters - Markus Ziegler, Samuel Perriard

Featuring - Julia Jentsch, Florian Lukas

Cinematographer - Gaëtan Varone

Music - Balz Bachmann

Costume Design - Sophie Reble

Make Up - Marina Aebi

Colorist - Jonas Sunklodas

Samuel Perriard

Samuel Perriard


Samuel Perriard studied Design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) from 2003 to 2006. BLACK PANTHER (2013) was his graduation film from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and premiered at the Munich Film Festival. The film went on to have its international premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2014. BLACK PANTHER was nominated forthe FIRST STEPS Awards 2013 and the STUDIO HAMBURG Young Talent Award 2014.