Sarah Horst, Schwitzerland 2010, 27 min, OmEU.
A tragicomic portrait of a family that oversteps usual conventions. The father, a gay bon vivant was once notorious for his lush fashion shows and extravagant way of life. Excessive partying has left its mark on the parents and influenced the son. He takes on their business – “The Schluggstube bar” – a meeting point for the eccentric and scurrilous. With raw honesty, the family takes stock of living and growing together.
Sarah Horst was born in 1982 in Liestal, Switzerland. In Basel she studied Ethnology and finished her Masters Degree in 2010 in documentary filmmaking at Zurich University of the Arts.
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
Deborah Hoffmann, USA 1994, 44 min, OV with German subtitles.
A daughter’s portrait of her mother suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. The further the sickness develops, the more old role models have to be discarded. A new but nonetheless tender intimacy develops between the two and in the end we have to ask ourselves who we are when we forget everything.
Deborah Hoffmann is an American director and editor. Born in New York in 1947, she has worked in the San Francisco Bay area for over 25 years on numerous internationally acclaimed documentaries.