Karin Bachmann
Switzerland, 40 min
World premiere

“Eric is my enemy. Politically, he is very right-wing; I am very left-wing. He is all for sending foreigners home; I am all for legalising illegal immigrants. He wants to shut down my independent cultural centre; I want to see his party banned.” (KB)

When the militant filmmaker chose to make a film about Eric Hess, President of the Swiss People’s Party youth wing, she decided to reveal all. But it was not that easy…

“Eric is my enemy. Politically speaking, he is very right-wing, while I am very left-wing. He is all for sending foreigners home, while I am all for legalising illegal immigrants. He wants to shut down my independent cultural centre, whereas I want to see his party banned.” (KB) When Karin Bachmann chose to make a film about Eric Hess, President of the youth wing of the Swiss People’s Party, she decided to reveal all. Do the party supporters meet up at the firing range? Never mind, her camera will be her weapon. Counter-propaganda comes first! When it comes to ridiculing her opponent, everything is fair game. Yet the militant is also a filmmaker. Showing clips backed by military marching music would not suffice. The young director, as committed in life as she is to her filmmaking, does not hesitate either in front of or behind the camera to take risks and addresses both subject and spectators with the same enthusiasm. An inquisitive look transforms into interrogation; the trial gives way to a dazed face-to-face meeting: “How can we think so differently?” This is certainly what is called… a matter of different viewpoints.

Alessia Bottani

Duration
40 min
Year
2013
Country
Switzerland
Section
Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Language
German
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Isabelle Gattiker
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