The New Waves


Klaudia Reynicke | Switzerland | 2019 | 83 min
O.V in Italian subtitled in English and Spanish

Dogtooth (Lanthimos) and Attenberg (Tsangari) are soulmates to this film, which brings the spirit of the new Greek wave to the region of Ticino, Switzerland-almost-Italy. It does so through Seconda, an anti-heroine with agoraphobia unable to leave home, who would have to get by on her own after her mother dies and her father goes out partying to never return. Two suitors: a grandad and a big-nose. But her story will go along a different path, in this dislocated and empowering pop drama.


swiss films


Direction : Klaudia Reynicke
Script : Klaudia Reynicke
Cinematography: Diego Romero Suarez Llanos A.E.C.
Editing: Paola Freddi
Sound: Xavier Lavorel, Maxence Ciekawy
Cast: Barbara Giordano, Antonio Bannò Gilles Privat, Federica Vermiglio, Maurizio Tabani, Anna Galante
Production: Tiziana Soudani, Gabriella De Gara, Michela Pini
Production Company: Amka Films


Peruvian-Swiss Klaudia Reynicke is a screenwriter, cinematographer and film director. She studied Visual Arts and Sociology, and in 2005 traveled to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2006 she was first assistant director to Jacqueline Veuve. Her feature film debut came in 2013 with the documentary Así son los hombres? which premiered in Visions du Réel. Reynicke’s first feature-length fiction was Il nido (2016), which premiered at Locarno, as well as Love Me Tender. She has also directed several short films and television projects.