Washington, D.C. Premiere This is the tale of a boisterous, middle class family enjoying everyday life in a simple house that lies on a lush, grassy field next to an abandoned highway. With no neighbors or cars for miles, they revel in their happy, earthy existence—and each other’s company. When construction on the desolate highway suddenly begins, the danger and incessant whizzing of thousands of cars overpowers the family’s every waking moment, and the rhythm of their life changes. As much an ode to the sweetness of family life as a gnawing commentary on the ever-receding space on earth for natural living, this sensual and nuanced work bubbles with environmental consciousness. Directed by Ursula Meier. Produced by Thierry Spicher and Elena Tatti. Official selection of Switzerland for the 2010 Academy Awards.