Been There

a film by

Switzerland | 10' | 08/2023 | documentary

Weekend trips, city breaks, a detour into nature or once around the world. Barely a few days off, you're already gone. Never before has the desire to travel been so widespread and visited places so overloaded. What do we get out of it, other than the picture proof that we have been there?

Square Eyes - LFF-OS-PDD-POS
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Square Eyes - LFF-OS-PDD-POS
Square Eyes - Official Selection_Black 2023_Small

Corina Schwingruber Ilić


Corina Schwingruber Ilić has directed a number of award-winning short documentaries. Her latest ALL INCLUSIVE was selected at over 250 festivals such as Venice, TIFF and Sundance and was honored with various festival awards and the Swiss Film Award. Her first feature documentary DIDA (co-directed with Nikola Ilić) premiered at Vision du Réel in Nyon and has won the Audience Award at Dok Leipzig. She is a member of the Swiss and the European Film Academy and was part of Berlinale Talents 2023.


  • Dida – 2021 – 87‘ (Co-Director: Nikola Ilić)
  • All inclusive – 2018 – 10’
  • Ins Holz / In the Woods – 2017 – 11’ (Co-Director: Thomas Horat)
  • Just Another Day in Egypt – 2015 – 13’
  • Kod Ćoška / Down on the Corner – 2013 – 16’
  • Baggern / Tons of Passion – 2011 – 13’
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Director: Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Screenplay: Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Producer: freihändler Filmproduktion: Stella Händler
Co-producer: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen:
Urs Augstburger, Gabriela Bloch
Cinematographer: Nikola Ilić
Sound Design & Mix: Hartmut Homolka, NurTon GmbH
Editor: Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Script consultant: Stella Händler
Rough cut rescue agent: Samuel Weniger
Titles & graphic design David Zürcher
Compositing CASE: Marlon Candeloro
Color grading, compositing Tweaklab: Philippe Gallay
Additional camera Paula G. Monar, Jimmy Ferguson, Yair Halper
Kezia Zurbrügg, Anna Steiner (assistant)
Foley TONBar: Otger Kunert
Mastering 5.1 Oslo Studios: Dariusz Kowalczyk


  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2 – 12 August, 2023)
    Pardi di domani – Corti d’Autore Competition Jury Mention & EFA Short Film Candidate
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (7 – 17 September, 2023)
    Short Cuts
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania (26 September – 1 October, 2023)
    International Short Film Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills & directors’ photos: Click here

English and French dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

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