Madame opens in theatres in Switzerland!

MADAME is out in selected theatres in Switzerland!
Full house at Bio Cinema in Carouge in presence of Mrs. Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation for the Gala Premiere.
Thank you to the audience for this incredible warm welcome!

Pictures of Gala Premiere in Geneva

Madame wins two awards in Portugal!

MADAME wins Jury Award and Audience Award at the Queer Festival in Porto!
RTP national TV will buy the film and show it!

Muito obrigado!

Madame continues its World Tour 2019!

After the awards received in Madrid and Buenos Aires, MADAME continues its world tour 2019. Here’s the program until November:

– Portuguese Premiere at Queer Porto Festival  (Oct 18)*
– Italian Premiere at Bologna Gender Bender Festival (Oct 30)*
– Uruguayan Premiere at Llamale H Festival in Montevideo (Nov 2)
– UK Premiere at Festival QWF Northampton (Nov 9)
– International Competition at 46. Duisburger Filmwoche Germany (Nov 9)*
– Czech Premiere at Prag Mezipatra Festival (Nov 8 Prag, Nov 19 Brno)
– French Premiere at Escales Documentaires à La Rochelle (Nov 10)
– Belgian Premiere at Festival Pink Screens in Bruxelles (Nov 10)*
– US Premiere at DOC NYC in New York (Nov 13)*
– International Competition at 36. Kasseler DokFest Germany (Nov 17)
– Chinese Premiere at Golden Horse International Film Festival Taïpei (Nov 18, 19)*
– Hungarian Premiere at Verzio Human Rights Film Festival (Nov 12-17)
– In Competition at Festival Chéries-Chéris, Paris (Nov 23)
– Canadian Premiere at Festival Image+Nation à Montréal (Nov 24)*
Rome Independent Film Festival (Nov 15-22)
– Paris, special screening, Swiss Cultural Center (Dec 5)*
– Rome, special screening, Swiss Institute (Dec 13)*

*Catch me in one of these cities, I will be there!

Cinema release in Switzerland on October 23rd, 2019!

Tuesday October 22 at 8:30pm, Premiere at Cinema Bio in Carouge in presence of the film team and of Mrs. Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation, protagonist of the film.

Stéphane Riethauser will be present at all screenings listed here:

22.10  20h30    Carouge, Cinéma Bio
24.10  20h         Pully, Cinéma CityClub
25.10  18h30    Neuchâtel, Cinéma Rex
25.10  20h30    La Chaux-de-Fonds, Scala
26.10  18h30    Delémont, Cinémont
27.10  12h         Fribourg, Rex
27.10  18h         Sainte-Croix, Royale
30.10  12h         Zürich, Arthouse Le Paris, Lunchkino
31.10  19h         Luzern, Stattkino
01.11  20h         Frauenfeld, Luna Kino
02.11  20h         Winterthur, Cameo
03.11  11h          St. Gallen, KinoK
04.11  18h30     Bern, Quinnie Movie2
05.11  18h15     Monthey, Cinéma Plaza
06.11  18h15     Bulle, Cinémotion Prado
07.11  19h30     Orbe, Cinéma Urba
08.11  18h15     Payerne, Apollo
08.11  20h30    Chexbres, Cinéma de Chexbres
10.11  10h30     Vallée de Joux, Cinéma La Bobine

Also in Vevey at Cinérive Rex, in Château d’Oex Cinéma Eden, in Basel a Kino Atelier, in Aarau at Freier Film, etc.

All locations and schedules on

Geneva Premiere at Everybody's Perfect!

MADAME in the magazine ArtPassions

Nice critique of MADAME by Arthur Dreyfus in the magazine ArtPassions / September 2019.

Read article

MADAME on Swiss national TV

“A strong, personal story that connects”, says the TV show Kulturplatz of SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen about MADAME.

Watch the video here in replay (from min. 21:50)

Madame on!

Stéphane Riethauser as guest on the radio show Queer Beets on to talk about Madame.

Listen to the interview (in German):

Queer Beets 22.9.2019

MADAME goes to Albania!

MADAME selected at the International Human Rights Film Festival Albania IHRFFA!

Screening Thursday September 19, 2019 at 6:25pm at the Central State Film Archive in Tirana.

MADAME goes to FFFH in Biel!

MADAME selected at the 15th Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie FFFH!

Screening Saturday September 14th, 2019 at 13h at Cinema Rex, Biel

MADAME awarded in Buenos Aires!

MADAME receives Special Jury Mention at the 7th International Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires FIDBA!

¡Muchas Gracias!

MADAME travels to Buenos Aires!

South American Premiere in Argentina!

Official selection at the 7th International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires FIDBA!


– Friday Sept 6th 2019 at Cinema Gaumont at 2:45pm

– Saturday Sept 7th 2019 at Cinema Cosmos at 9pm

Triple German Premiere!

MADAME opens in Germany in 3 cities at the Queer Film Festival!

Stuttgart: Thu Aug 29th at 5pm at Delphi Arthouse Kino
Munich: Fri Aug 30th at 7pm at City Kinos
Berlin: Sun Sept 1st at 5pm at Delphi Lux

MADAME seduces Locarno!

Madame conquiers the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival!
Laughs, tears and applause during the screening, in presence of Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation, protagonist of the film, and Alain Berset, member of the Federal Council, Head of the Federal Departement of Home Affairs.
Thank you to the sharp audience for this overwhelming warm welcome!

See all pictures

MADAME goes to Locarno!

MADAME in the Indian press!

Madame was screened in June 2019 at the Kerala International Film Festival, and the daily newspaper The Hindu talks about it.

Read the article of The Hindu

MADAME goes to India!

Happy to annouce the official selection of MADAME at the Kerala International Film Festival!

MADAME wins the Jury Prize in Madrid!

MADAME wins the International Competition Jury Prize at the 16th Festival Documenta Madrid! Thank you so much!

Look at the pictures here

International Premiere of MADAME at Documenta Madrid

MADAME selected in International Competition at the 16th Festival Documenta Madrid
Screenings Friday May 10 10pm, Thursday May 16 7:30pm at Cineteca Madrid, and Friday May 17 at 7:30 at Sala Equis.

Documenta Madrid – infos, tickets, etc.

Zurich Premiere of MADAME at Pink Apple

MADAME selected at Queer Festival Pink Apple in Zurich
Sunday May 5 at 16h45 at Cinéma Arthouse Movie

Pink Apple – tickets

MADAME reviewed by Cineuropa

«Disarmingly sincere, with a cathartic dose of good humor.
A moving documentary which gives voice to things unsaid.»

Read full review here

MADAME on Swiss TV culture magazine LA PUCE A L'OREILLE

Stéphane Riethauser guest of La Puce à l’Oreille Thursday April 4 2019 at 22h45 on Swiss Radio Television RTS1 to talk about MADAME

The first 20 min. of the show are dedicated to MADAME

Click here to watch the show (in French)
(need a VPN connected to Switzerland)

World Premiere at the 50th International Documentary Film Festival VISIONS DU REEL in Nyon, Switzerland

MADAME is selected in International Competition Burning Lights and will be presented at the official Swiss National TV RTS night

Saturday April 6th 2019 at 7:30 pm
at Théâtre de Marens, Nyon

Additional screening
Sunday April 7th at 11:45 am
at Cinema Capitole Leone, Nyon

preceded by a “Morning Talks” session at the festival centre with the film team

Infos Festival, Tickets

All screenings open to the public
Get tickets

Theatrical release Fall 2019!

Distribution Switzerland

Distribution Germany and Austria