Finding the algorithm of love – Friday night film in Nyon – “Love and Engineering”


The opening film at this year’s Visions du Reel festival “Love and Engineering”, to be shown Friday 25th at 1930 at the Theatre de Marens and Saturday 26th at 1200 at the Salle Communale in Nyon, is a documentary about a Bulgarian computer engineer living in Finland who thinks he has developed a scientific formula […]

Visions du Réel programme revealed, tickets now on sale

Containers VDR

The posters and signs for the Visions due Réel film festival have now gone up around Nyon and the festival programme has now been revealed. Tickets to films are now available for purchase. The festival takes place  from the 25th April to the 3rd May. Printed programmes can be found around the town, in the tourist […]

Oscar winning film in English to be shown in Nyon and Aubonne this weekend and next Monday


Texas, la Traviata or a film about truth on the internet – Take your pick! “Dallas Buyers Club”.   This Oscar winning film will be shown next week at both Nyon and Aubonne cinemas. In Aubonne it will be shown in English on Saturday 8th March at 17:30, Sunday at 20:30 and  Tuesday at 20:30. […]

Festival dates for 2014, Roadworks in Nyon centre for 5 months, plus other news.

Dates for diary

Here is a handy list of dates of the five main festivals taking place in the Nyon area in 2014. The season kicks off with the winter mini rock festival Les Hivernales, followed in April by the documentary film festival Visions du Réel. Caribana, the first of the summer festivals takes place in June, (note: […]

Volunteer opportunities in Geneva and Nyon – from helping the homeless to organising conferences.


Image above courtesy: Serve the City. Living in Nyon receives many emails from readers asking if there any volunteering opportunities in the area. There are plenty!  From helping to clean up the lake, to volunteering in charity shops, we will be featuring more of these on this site in the future. In the meantime, here […]

Film festival over – prize winning films can be seen again Saturday 27th

American dreamer

Visions du Réel has now come to a close and the prize winning films have now been chosen. These films from the main section can be seen again on Saturday 27th April, at the Théâtre de Marens.  From 14:00 until the evening, five films will be screened at the Théâtre de Marens.  CHF 30  for a day […]

Film Review – ‘Mahragan’ – A Rap group in Cairo – Musical Evolution from the Egyptian Revolution.

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“Mahragan”  – by Omar El Shamy  – 23 mins long   - The film will be screened for a second time on Friday 26 April at 13:00 at the Usine à Gaz  in a collection of 18 short films at Usine à Gaz at the Visions du Réel film festival. Review by Trish Thalman who say this […]

Film Review – ‘Insein Rhythm’ – The train arrives in Myanmar

Insein Rythm

‘Insein Rhythm’ – by Soe Moe Aung  -  11 minutes long.  Second screening on Friday 26 April at 13:00,at  Usine à Gaz as part of a collection of 18 short films  at the Visions du Réel film festival. Review by Trish Thalman  “I will always be sure “ reads the sign above the Stationmaster’s desk at Insein Railway […]

Film Review – Hamaabada – A rare peek in to the Israeli defence industry. Screening today at 12:00

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Hamaabada will be shown today Thursday 25th of April at 12.00 at the cinema Capitol 2. Film reviewed by Suzy Nelson-Pollard  For film lovers or international relations enthusiasts that are looking for an interesting documentary that combines hard-hitting facts, exclusive interviews and a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Hamaabada at 12:00 today should not […]

Film Review – CCTV cameras everywhere from Geneva to Monaco and Middlesborough in “Des Yeux Partout”


“Des Yeux Partout” by Caroline Cuénod to be screened Thursday 25th April at the Théâtre de Marens at 14:30 and Friday 26th at 14:15 at the Capitole 1 At the start of this film we see Clarissa looking down on to the the rooftops of Geneva from her apartment, she is happy to be high […]