Michael Suter is a solitary man, constantly in motion, escaping his true self. During the day, he travels through Switzerland, creating new identities and evaluating the quality of customer service in shops and hotel rooms incognito, while at night, he secretly observes the life of another lonely person: Anna, a rebel woman struggling with a complicated form of grief. But this fragile balance is soon destroyed, when Anna finds out about Suter’s dark secret.
Francesco Rizzi was born in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
He graduated in Italian Literature and Art History at the University of Fribourg, and in film directing at N.U.C.T. Film School in Rome (Cinecittà).
Cronofobia is his first feature-length fiction film.
2018 Cronofobia (first feature film)
2010 La culla del Dio morente (documentary)
2005 Rex Nemorensis (short film)
ORIGINAL TITLE: CRONOFOBIA
DIRECTOR: Francesco Rizzi
SCRIPTWRITER: Daniela Gambaro, Francesco Rizzi
SET DESIGNER : Georg Bringolf
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Simon Guy Fässler
EDITOR: Giuseppe Trepiccione
ORIGINAL SCORE: Zeno Gabaglio
CAST: Vinicio Marchioni, Sabine Timoteo, Leonardo Nigro
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Imagofilm Lugano
PRODUCERS: Villi Hermann, Michela Pini
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: 8horses Zurich
DISTRIBUTION IN SWITZERLAND: Cineworx Basel
14. Zurich Film Festival 2018
22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018 – Jury Special Prize (First Feature)
40. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2019 – Best Director, Best Screenplay
54. Solothurner Filmtage 2019
43. Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019
21° BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
73. Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019