In the presence of renowned Swiss filmmaker Yves Yersin, the Alliance Française's French Film Festival showed his latest documentary "Tableau Noir" (Blackboard) in a number of New Zealand towns. Blackboard is a touching documentary about a one-classroom school high in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland. It received the special jury mention at the Swiss Locarno Film Festival 2013.
Watch the TVNZ's news story and have a look at some photos of the Wellington première with guests enjoying Swiss cheese and Swiss wine.
The Swiss contribution to the French Film Festival was proudly sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland.