Balkan Melody

Balkan Melody

Direction: Stefan Schwietert


Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, 2012
92 Min.

West Bee With Me

zero one film in Coproduction with maximage GmbH (CH), Agitrop (CH), Bayerischer Rundfunk, Switzerlander Radio und Fernsehen, Television Suisse Romande, SRG SSR, Bulgarian National Television.
Funded by Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Succes Cinéma, Succes Passage Antenne, MEDIA, Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia der Kantone Basel-Stadt und Basel-Landschaft, Stipendium der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Entwicklungsbeitrag von Marco Forster, National Film Center Bulgaria.

Rental: Ventura Film

World Premiere: Jan 2012, Solothurner Filmtage
Cinema premiere: Feb 7, 2013
TV premiere: Apr 15, 2014, 4/15/2014



The film tells a great love story – the story of Marcel
and Catherine Cellier and their lifelong dedication
to the music of South-Eastern Europe. Amidst the
Cold War the couple transcends all borders to collect
sounds and harmonies that have never been heard
before in the West. A fascinating journey into the
richness of music and an almost forgotten era.


Der neue Heimatfilm (Austria), 2013

Honorable Mention

Der neue Heimatfilm (Austria), 2013

Audience Award