Day Is Done
Documentary, 111 min.
by Thomas Imbach
Switzerland, February 2011
A smokestack stubbornly pierces the sky. Trains rumble by down below. Lights come on in the buildings as night falls. There is a man behind the camera, looking for an image – of himself? Of the world? Of society? By day and night, in rain and snow, he stands filming at the window of his studio. Periodically we hear people leaving messages on his answering machine. They talk about the weather while on vacation and congratulate him on his birthday. His father dies, a child is born, the young family begins to fall apart. Time passes. Slowly the cityscape morphs into the inner landscape of the man behind the camera.
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Written by: Thomas Imbach, Patrizia Stotz
World Premiere: February 2011
Original Version: Swiss-German (german/english subtitles), colour, DCP-Harddisk, 111 min.
Editing: Gion-Reto Killias, Tom La Belle
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Music: Peter Bräker, Balz Bachmann, George Vaine
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- Genève/Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Prize Quartz "Best Film Score" 2012
- Genève/Zürich, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Prize Quartz "Special Award of the Academy" 2012
- Warsaw, Planete + Doc Film Festival, Honorable Mention of Millenium Award Jury 2011
- Zürich, Präsidialdepartement der Stadt Zürich, Zürcher Filmpreis 2011