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Das Mädchen und die Spinne

The Girl and the Spider
Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher
Switzerland 2021
98min
OV w/ EN subtitles

Lisa and Mara were flatmates, but now Lisa is moving out. The move takes two days, first the final renovations in the new flat, then the packing up of possessions in the old one, a party in between. There are other people on hand alongside Mara and Lisa, helping out or passing by, Lisa’s mother, the handyman and his assistant, flatmates and neighbours old and new. They mill around in the two flats, their movements through the doorways and hallways precisely choreographed, only halted by the tight framings in which the camera captures them again and again: fleeting interaction, sudden release. They chit-chat, exchange anecdotes, flirt, and withdraw, each encounter exuding the same simmering blend of aggression and affection that also characterises Lisa and Mara’s relationship, its causes unexplained.
There are so many objects in these spaces that they feel like characters too, refracting the movements that flow around them, the motorcycle helmet, the dripping tap, the blue wig, the scar-like scratch on the counter, the bloodied plaster. When Mara was small, a spider would visit her every night, until one day it didn’t. If you traced out the comings and goings on a piece of paper, they’d look like its web, delicate, glittering, ephemeral. Until one day that was no longer there either. (James Lattimer)

In the presence of Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher and Aline Schmid (producer).

AUDIO DESCRIPTION FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Audio description will be provided for the screening on 23.10., 6.30 pm, Urania. More info here.

Ramon Zürcher: HEUTE MAG ICH DIESES LIED (2007, K), REINHARDT- STRASSE (2009), PASSANTEN (2010, K), DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (2013)
Silvan Zürcher: ZOMBIE (2010, K), DAS MERKWÜRDIGE KÄTZCHEN (2013)

Credits
  • Henriette Confurius - Mara
  • Liliane Amuat - Lisa
  • Ursina Lardi - Astrid
  • Flurin Giger - Jan
  • André M. Hennicke - Jurek
  • Ivan Georgiev - Markus
  • Dagna Litzenberger Vinet - Kerstin
  • Lea Draeger - Nora
  • Sabine Timoteo - Karen
  • Balthasar Jucker
  • Alex Haßkerl
  • Ramon Zürcher
  • Katharina Bhend
  • Philipp Moll
  • Sabina Winkler
  • Mortimer Chen
Beauvoir Films

Cercamon

Stadtkino Filmverleih
DCP
Farbe
Sat 23 Oct
18:30
Urania
OV w/ EN subtitles
Sun 24 Oct
15:15
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OV w/ EN subtitles
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