Dominique Margot
Switzerland, 77 min
World premiere

A mother conditioned by the culture of the country in which she was born, her depression, and her illness. A daughter, who takes care of her, but who does not want to follow in her footsteps, and who needs freedom, transgression. A connection that unfolds as feelings and years pass. The story, in words and images, at times flamboyant, at times inward-looking, submerges its audience in memories and carries it away on a wave of emotions. With a film that is both intimate and visionary, the filmmaker questions filiation and what it means to be a family, across three generations. “It’s a film about the meaning of a life”, says Dominique Margot. With the help of archives, interviews with her mother’s loved ones, reconstructions and sets of images, she achieves a purely cinematographical evocation, where the creative aspect opens up the field of memories to the representation of a world, a culture, a human, genetic or social transmission. Behind the film, behind the little history of the filmmaker, the great history of Switzerland is sketched out…

Luciano Barisone

Trailer

Duration
77 min
Year
2016
Country
Switzerland
Sections
Films W/O World Sales
International Feature Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
German, French, English, Swiss German
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Brigitte HoferCornelia SeitlerSRF SRG SSRCornelia Seitler
Sales Contact
Brigitte Hoferbhofer@maximage.ch+41442748866

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