Nicolas Wagnières is a Swiss director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his documentary films, which often focus on politically charged topics. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Swiss Film Prize, the Swiss Grand Prix for Best Documentary, and the Swiss Television Award.
Wagnières was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1974. He studied film at the University of Lausanne, where he earned a master’s degree in filmmaking. After graduation, he began working in the Swiss film industry, directing short films and documentaries. His first feature-length documentary, “The War Within” (2003), was well-received, and he followed it with “The Human Cost” (2006) and “The Unseen” (2009).
In 2011, Wagnières released his first fiction feature film, “The Age of Shadows,” which was awarded the Swiss Film Prize for Best Feature Film. He then directed “The Police Officer’s Wife” (2013), which won the Swiss Grand Prix for Best Documentary and the Swiss Television Award.
Wagnières has directed several other films, including “The Fall of the Wall” (2014), “The Promise” (2016), and “The Island” (2018). He has also directed several short films, including “The Imagination of a Child” (2015) and “The Human Right” (2017).
In addition to his work as a director, Wagnières has also worked as a scriptwriter, producer, and editor. He has written scripts for several of his films and collaborated on the script for “The Island.” He has also produced several of his films, as well as the documentary “The Human Right.”
Nicolas Wagnières is an accomplished filmmaker whose work has been recognized both in Switzerland and abroad. His films have tackled some of the most difficult and socially relevant topics of our time, from war and violence to human rights and immigration. He is a masterful storyteller, and his films have earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading filmmakers of his generation.