Art must be beautiful, as the frog says to the fly

The Film

What really constitutes artistic freedom? And does it require artists at all?


December 14, 2018

Eisenberger – Nominated for Prix de Soleure

We are happy that the Solothurner Filmtage have nominated  EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY for the Prix de Soleure, because the film does «contribute to relevant  discussions and is convincing in it's cinematographic approach». (quote from the invitation).

The film will be screened on January 26th at 17.45h in the Landhaus and on January 28th at 18h in the Reithalle.

The cinema release in Switzerland will start in March.

October 10, 2018

Eisenberger – World Premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig

We are happy to celebrate the world premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig in the international program. The film will be screened on Tuesday 30 of October at 14:00h in the Schaubühne Lindenfels and on Wednesday 31 of October at  21:30h  in the Passage Kinos Universum. Christian Eisenberger, Hercli Bundi and part of the crew and protagonists will be present.


«Anyone can do what artists do, but not everyone does it and that's the small difference, to my mind.»

Directors's Note

«Is it art or garbage?»


«Art is just a label without any real relevance»

What is Art

««Art is what artists do.» Brigitte Kowanz»

Art Quotes

«Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso»



Christian Eisenberger

Script & Director

Hercli Bundi


Nela Märki


Adrian Stähli

Aurelio Buchwalder

Christian Eisenberger

Hercli Bundi


Patrick Becker

Mathias Hefel

Hercli Bundi


Daniel Almada

Sound Design

Daniel Almada

Dominik Avenwedde

Nela Märki


Peter Zwierko

Associate Producer

Hercli Bundi

Vadim Jendreyko

Marketing & Outreach

Susanne Guggenberger

In coproduction with

SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Redaktion SRF

Urs Augstburger

Denise Chervet

With financial support of

Bundesamt für Kultur

Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL

Zürcher Filmstiftung

Kulturfonds Suissimage

UBS Kulturstiftung

Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden

Fondation Suisa