80 minutes, 2019
Director : Julia BÜNTER (Swiss)
Production : Intermezzo Films (Swiss)
In coproduction with Nouvelle Tribu (Swiss)
Brides follows three Egyptian women as they approach marriage. Without taboos or judgment, the film draws a portrait of contemporary Cairo society and its youth, torn between unchanging traditions and a growing desire for freedom.
Born in Geneva in 1990, Julia BÜNTER grew up in Valais before studying film at ECAL in Lausanne. Her graduation film “Jour J” has been screened at many international festivals, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She then made “À la maison”, a short documentary, before moving to Cairo in 2015 to concentrate on making “Fiancées”, her first feature-length documentary.