it was with 19 years, a mother, has a PhD and is one of the few women who have made it to the top of the Swiss movie scene: Seraina Rohrer (41). Today, they opened as a Festival Director and in the presence of the Federal Council for the eighth Time, the Solothurn film days. “Without my husband, my career wouldn’t be possible,” says Rohrer.

in the grammar school in Wetzikon ZH, you fell in love with as a 15-Year-old in the older Joël Fisler. The two are a Couple. And, a little earlier than planned, they were parents. “I always knew that I’d like to have both children and a career path that makes me happy.” In order to realize this, it need a Partner, of the support. Joël Fisler (46) is a man. “He put his studies on hold so I could do my a-levels. And later on, it was always clear that we share the family work.”

The movie, she fell early

you can also experience as young parents a lot and shows Rohrers biography. She lived and studied in Mexico and the United States, where she obtained her PhD later. In addition to Film studies, she studied computer science – a passion she shares with her husband, who works as a climatologist at Meteo Suisse. The love for the Film woke up with Rohrer in youth. “As a child, for me there was no television. My parents claimed that we had none,” recalls Rohrer. Later, she discovered that one was in the closet hiding. Early on, she fell, therefore, to the cinema. “Fortunately, my husband is also cinephil, otherwise he would not be able to bear it with me,” says Rohrer, grinning.

More space for women

Since she was appointed eight years ago to Solothurn, has rejuvenated the Festival and grants to female filmmakers more space. Rohrer is looking forward to the opening: “It is the culmination, we are working towards for months.”