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Documentary, color, CH

Lady Shiva

  • Written and directed by Gabriel Baur
  • With Lady Shiva, Dressed Up Animals, Ursula Rodel, Tabea Blumenschein, Federico Emanuel Pfaffen, Boris Blank/Yello, Karl Löwenherz, Christoph Columbus, Isabella Glückler a.o.
  • Director of Photography Patrick Tresch
  • Editing by Jeanne Vites, Mary Leidescher
  • Sound Thomas Gassmann, Reto Stamm, Birte Gerstenkorn
  • Music Michael Künstle
    Songs by Dressed Up Animals
















Onix  Film  Producer: Gabriel Baur, Kurt Mäder   Associate Producer  Patrick Frey  Line Producer: Laura Coppens/Berlin, Philippe Favre  Assistent Director, Production Assistent Stage: Io Baur  Editor consultant: Isabel Meier  Assistent Editor: Nina Bacchellerie  Supported by: Swiss Federal Office for Culture BAK, Zurich Film Foundation, Ernst Göhner Foundation, Cultural aid Canton Glarus, Stage Pool Focal Ernst Göhner Foundation, Migros Kulturprozent, Kuratorium Canton Aargau, Foundation Suisa, Cultural Foundation Suissimage



She was a muse, model and performer – a star, dazzling and intense. Lady Shiva rose from street prostitution to the top, was admired and disdained. She lived in the fast lane and died tragically young. Her dream was to become a singer. With her companions, we trace her life during a vibrant time that kindles a yearning and provokes until today. It’s the story of a woman’s meteoric fate and a great dream. An irrepressible desire for freedom in all its beauty and destructive force – a stirring friendship and love.




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„Eine die so fest glüht, wird nicht alt.“ (Federico Fellini)

The archive material from 1982 consists of raw material from a film documentation of the music-theater-performance „Irena & Dressed Up Animals, The Wild Flower’s Song“ (WT) Idea Karl Lienert, Federico Emanuel Pfaffen Director Federico Emanuel Pfaffen Producer Karl Lienert  Book & Texts Federico Emanuel Pfaffen, Karl Lienert, Irene Staub, Christoph Müller Music Dressed Up Animals Cast Irene Staub as Lady Shiva (Voice), Karl Lienert as Karl Löwenherz (Electric guitar), Christoph Müller as Christoph Columbus (Drums), Federico Emanuel Pfaffen (Sax) & Komedie Atelier Participation Film Realization Gabriel Baur Camera Gabriel Baur, Helena Vagnières, Adrian Zschokke, Daniel Koch Sound & Video Technology Jean Richner Editing (2014) of the original material “The Wild Flower’s Song” Nina Bacchellerie, Gabriel Baur





In Post-production

Children’s Film, color, CH

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  • Director:
    Gabriel Baur, Leonarda Mir
  • Screenplay:
    Leonarda Mir, Gabriel Baur
  • Cast:
    Leonarda Mir, Alexander Seibt, Kurt Mäder, Gabriel Baur, Greta Martin, François Viscontini
  • Editing and Animation:
    Mary Leidescher
  • Sound:
    David Blumer, Kurt Mäder
  • Producer Kurt Mäder, Gabriel Baur
  • Produktion Onix Film


A film from children by children


KID is seven, has a tooth gap and desperately wants a pet. Her parents just do not understand. Kid uses all means to realize her wish. Fortunately, fate comes to her rescue. KID is a charming comedy and full of surprises.

KID is a movie project created with children. The story was written by the eight-year Leonarda together with the director and drawn as a storyboard. The film was realised in cooperation with Leonarda  and other children together, with professionals and laypersons.

Additional: A Making-of with the protagonist as an actor, cinematographer and director.

KID is intended for children of all ages. Planned are special theatrical screenings, festival screenings and a release on DVD / VoD.

Completed, PREMIERE

Feature, 105 min., color, DE/CH

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  • Director: IJ.Biermann
  • Script: Stephan Schoenholtz
  • Cast: Odine Johne (Eleni), Maren Hoff (Kaia),
    John Sigurd Kristensen (Bjarne),
    Burri-Taka Bolalima (Taka), Ingrid Lode (Siri), Nora G. Svalheim (Toril), Olena Tretyak (Lena)
  • Director of Photography: Kai Miedendorp
  • Editor: Carlotta Kittel
  • Music: Frode Haltli

Produced by: Silverio Films and Onfeatures Film   Executive Producer: Iliana Estañol   Co-producer :  Gabriel Baur, IJ.Biermann, Stephan Schoenholtz  Co-production : Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, Myrland Films  In Association with: Leaves & Leaches and F. von Hauptbahnhof  Supported by: Filmförderungsanstalt   World Sale: Media Luna New Films


Eleni, a young woman from Germany, is abruptly deserted by her girlfriend Kaia at the beginning of  a trip across Northern Norway. Hoping to find her lost love, she sets out on a long and emotional journey along the wild coastline beyond the Arctic Circle. When Eleni meets another woman, she finally becomes attentive to her own perceptions and desires.

Competition Filmkunstfest M-V Schwerin /DE

7th of May, 19.15

10th of May, 15.15



In Financing

Amour Poster or

Feature, 100 min., color, in Co-production with DE

  • Director: Gabriel Baur
  • Screenplay: Gabriel Baur, Stephan Schönholtz
  • Script Consultant: Wojciech Marczewski
  • Sreenplay supported by: Das Bundesamt für Kultur,
    die Filmstiftung Zürich, Succes Cinema,
    Kuratorium des Kanton Aargau und ONIX.



Lea and David are looking forward to their first child. As a woman of today Lea wants everything – to be successful in her career, as a caring mother and a loving partner. David wants that, too, and their surroundings expects them to perform at their best anyway. But instead of fulfilling the high demands, the two fall deeper and deeper into fights and crisis. AMOUR FOU IN PROCESS is a tragic-comical love and generation-overlapping family-story, a taboo-free, touching and amusing film about having children and what happens when a couple of love becomes a couple of parents.