Almost There

Best Documentary Film 2018 - Nominated

Almost There

by Jacqueline Zünd

Three men embark on a journey in search of meaning and happiness in the autumn of their lives. Bob swaps his safe home for a campervan and tries to find the tough guy inside himself in the barren Californian desert. Drag queen and stand-up comedian Steve is fed up of England and makes amends with his past between Benidorm’s concrete towers. And Yamada rediscovers his smile by reading stories to children in Tokyo.

Jacqueline Zünd

Hugofilm Productions GmbH Zürich, Intermezzo Films Genève, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Genève 8, SRG SSR Bern 31, ARTE G.E.I.E. Strasbourg Cedex

cinematography: Nikolai von Graevenitz | editing: Gion-Reto Killias | locationsoundmix: Andreas Prescher, Marco Teufen | sounddesign: Roland Widmer | rerecordingsoundmix: Guido Keller | music: Max Avery Lichtenstein


41a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo
70° Locarno Festival, 39th Moscow International Film Festival
19th Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Cape Town & Johannesburg
57th Krakow Film Festival
32. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München
52. Solothurner Filmtage
29th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam