Stina Werenfels' feature debut Nachbeben willopen the Solothurn Film Days (January 16-22, 2006), the Swiss film community's annualget-together to showcase production by its filmmakers working at home andabroad.

Thefestival's Swiss Forum will also present Swiss premieres of Thomas Imbach's adaptation of the Georg Buechner play Lenz,Alain Gsponer's family drama Rose, Michael Steiner's controversial film on the last days ofSwissair, Grounding, andOscar-winning director Xavier Koller's Havarie, hisfirst film made in Switzerland since the late 1980s, as well as firstscreenings of the documentaries Wer War Franz Kafka'by Richard Dindo, HippieMasala by Ulrich Grossenbacherand Damaris Lethi and Hedy Lamarr - Secrets Of A HollyoodStar by the brothers Fosco and Donatello Dubini and Barbara Obermaier.

Inplace of the traditonal focus on a guest country, Solothurn will be launching a new platform entitledPassages to give Swiss producers an opportunity to meet representatives ofpublic film funding institutions from Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg,the Alsace, the Rhone-Alpes region, Austria's Tyrol,the Land of Salzburg and Trieste.

The2006 Retrospective will be dedicated to the Swiss-born, Oscar-winningactor-director Maximilian Schell.