• Fortuna - Le vent souffle où il veut (Working title)
Feature Film | 2016-2017 | Drama | Belgium, Switzerland


Brief synopsis

Fortuna, a 14-year old Ethiopian girl who has had no news of her parents since she arrived on the shores of Italy, is temporarily accommodated in Switzerland with other refugees in a hospice at an altitude of 2000m above sea level to overwinter. A community of Catholic canons gives them refuge whilst waiting for their legal status to be sorted out by the Swiss authorities. This is where Fortuna meets Kabir, a 26-year old Ethiopian refugee with whom she falls hopelessly in love. Their relationship develops, hidden from sight of those around them, until the day when Kabir mysteriously disappears following a police raid.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Kidist Siyum BezaFortuna [L]
Bruno GanzBrother Jean [L]
Yoann BlancBrother Luc [SR]
Patrick D'AssumçaoMr. Blanchet [SR]


1st ADFreddy Verhoeven
Director of photographyColin Lévêque
Casting directorMuriel Imbach
Casting directorCorinna Glaus
Costume designerJessica Di Cioccio
Costume designerGeneviève Maulini
DirectorGerminal Roaux
EditorJacques Comets
EditorSophie Vercruysse
Key/dolly gripTom Mauss
GafferEmilien Faroudjia
ProducerRuth Waldburger
ProducerJean-Marie Gindraux
Co-producerAnne-Laure Guégan
Co-producerGéraldine Sprimont
Production designerIvan Niclass
ScreenwriterGerminal Roaux
IdeaGerminal Roaux
IdeaClaudia Gallo
Production sound mixerJürg Lempen
Production sound mixerEmmanuel Soland
Sound re-recording mixerDenis Séchaud
Sound editorDenis Séchaud
Special effects technicianPatrick Lindenmaier
Special effects technicianYann Blondel
Stunt coordinatorAlister Mazzotti

Distributing companies

Loco Films [fr]International Sales
Nour Films [fr]France (theatrical)
Vega Film AG [ch]Vega Distribution AG


CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ruth Waldburger2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Germinal Roaux2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Jean-Marie Gindraux2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Generation 14plus - Gläsener Bär (Jugendjury)Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Generation 14plus - Großer Preis (Int. Jury)Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [de]Kinder- und JugendfilmwettbbewerbNominated
Germinal Roaux2018Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême [fr]Les FlamboyantsNominated
Germinal Roaux2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated


2019GermanyFestival des Deutschen Films LudwigshafenReihe: Weltkino. Internationaler Film


Theatre releaseSwitzerlandWednesday, 11/04/2018