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CINEMA DEAD OR ALIVE?

Switzerland, 1978 (MIFF 1978)

Director: Urs Graf

An analytical documentation on the making of Alain Tanner's Jonas. Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (seen in the 1977 Festival). The film shows how one of Tanner's sequences is developed, the director discusses his aesthetic and philosophical approach to film making, his attitude to the use of music in the film, and many other matters, while his producer talks about the problems of financing a film of this kind.

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A Line is a Line is a Line

Switzerland, 1971
Continuous disintegration of the content leads back to the medium— the line. Experiencing the medium as a medium helps to find the way from the surface to the message (other lines, pictures or … More »

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