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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2013, 93 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with

In Father’s Garden, director Peter Liechti portrays the everyday life of his estranged parents. In long conversations, Liechti tries to get closer to them and to listen to them. But when it comes to the past, the gap between the religious and petty bourgeois parents and the rebellious director become evident. In several scenes, a couple of rabbit puppets are used to reenact the parents’ behavior. Thus the film keeps changing between documentary film and performance.