Gens du lac

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Gens du lac

Die Leute vom See

Jean-Marie Straub
CH, 2018
Shorts, 19min, OmdU

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Gens du lac

Jean-Marie Straub
CH, 2018
Shorts, 19min, OmdU

Sun
28
Oct
15:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Cast: 
Christophe Clavert
Giorgio Passerone
Screenplay: 
Jean-Marie Straub based on a novel by Janine Massard
Camera: 
Renato Berta
Editor: 
Christophe Clavert

Production: 
Belva Film
World Sales: 
Belva Film
Format: 
DCP
Color

In GENS DU LAC Jean-Marie Straub traces the journey of two fishermen on Lake Geneva, as described by Swiss writer Janine Massard. In her eponymous novel, she retells how a young fisherman, Paulus, aided the Résistance, helping fighters and refugees, and later engaged in forming a Swiss new left. As the boat moves slowly across the landscape, the speaker reads fragments of Massard’s novel. His voice impassive as the landscape itself, his words nevertheless convey passionate political commitment. (Ela Bittencourt)