Grossvater hat das Meer nie gesehen
Documentary, 27 min.
|Title E:||Grandfather Never Saw The Sea|
|Title F:||Grand-père n'a jamais vu la mer|
by Christine Hürzeler
Switzerland, April 2011
With her film essay the director explores her own family history. She interlaces family recordings, found footage and recent images into a visual and acoustic examination of her origins. It reveals the frictions, cracks and never confessed longings, which ultimately betray domestic happiness as merely staged. Beyond the persona, the film documents the atmosphere of an entire era. The unease of the individual is also the unease of a generation which grew up in a supposedly free society, yet lived under the constantly looming shadow of the Cold War.
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Written by: Christine Hürzeler
World Premiere: April 2011
Original Version: German/Swiss-German (english/french subtitles), colour and b/w, Digi Beta, 27 min.
Christine Munz, Christine Hürzeler
Editing: Christine Hürzeler
Location Sound Mix: Ruedi Guyer
Sound Editing: Guido Keller
Rerecording Sound Mix: Guido Keller
Music: Tomas Korber, Mersault
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- Neubrandenburg, dokumentART, Lobende Erwähnung der internationalen Jury 2012