Separation of Trails

Francis Reusser
Switzerland, 75 min
World premiere

Francis Reusser is a photographer and director with a long career behind him. With this film, the Swiss director revisits the places from his personal memory (the Alpine landscapes of his childhood, the streets of the towns in which he shot some of his films) as well as those in his cinephilic memory. In this enormous work of reconstruction, taking the form of a filmed diary, it becomes impossible to separate the traces of his life and his work. After having directed, seen, and loved so many films, is it possible to do otherwise?
Reusser, equipped with a small video camera here, plays the dual role of he who sees and he who is seen, and successfully tells his story with humour and intelligence, never sinking into bitterness. His account, tinged with the nostalgia of one convinced that he experienced better times for the film industry, and also driven along by the strength of one who continues to make films despite economic constraints. A love letter to the films of the past, full of hope for the future. A real song of resistance.

Elena López Riera

Trailer

Duration
75 min
Year
2018
Country
Switzerland
Section
National Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Language
French
Subtitle
English
Production
Xavier GrinIrène ChallandSven Wälti
Sales Contact
Xavier Grinxavier.grin@ps-productions.ch+4121 922 03 72

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