Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, was deeply sorry to hear the news of Swiss Director Peter Liechti's death. He marked the Festival, throughout the years, with his films and his presence.
In 1995, his biggest success Signers Koffer was shown on the Opening night of the first edition under the new name Visions du Réel. His film Vaters Garten - die Liebe meiner Eltern, recently awarded Swiss prize for best documentary, was also awarded Prix spécial du Jury - SSA/Suissimage pour le long métrage suisse le plus innovant at Visions du Réel in 2013.
"We are very proud that we could honour this director at Visions du Réel. Peter Liechti always made very original films. In Vaters Garten - die Liebe meiner Eltern, he admirably created a dialogue between very personal questions and very universal ones" says Luciano Barisone, Director of the Festival.
Visions du Réel will pay tribute to Peter Liechti: his last film Vaters Garten – Die Liebe meiner Eltern will be screened during the Festival. This film has been awarded Best Swiss Documentary 2014, and was also awarded during Visions du Réel 2013.