Look Now! will release ThuleTuvalu [pictured] in Swiss cinemas in early 2014.

Zurich-based HesseGreutert Film has turned its attention to the highly topical issue of climate change for its new feature documentary production ThuleTuvalu, directed by Matthias von Gunten.

In the €870,000 production, Von Gunten visited Thule, the northernmost town in Greenland, where the ice is melting, and then travelled to the other side of the globe to the Pacific island state of Tuvalu which is slowly drowning in the rising sea.

Look Now!, which has released such documentaries as David Sieveking’s Vergiß Mein Nicht and Peter Liechti’s Vaters Garten this year, plans to release ThuleTuvalu in Swiss cinemas in early 2014.

HesseGreutert had also produced von Gunten’s previous film, the documentary project Max Frisch, Citoyen, which was also distributed by Look Now!

Producer Simon Hesse also told Screen that next year will also see the theatrical release of HesseGreutert’s production of Men Lareida’s feature debut, Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace And Greed, about a young Hungarian woman wanting to make big money quickly by selling her body on the streets of Zurich.