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by Richard Dindo


A cinematic reading of the novel by Max Frisch, with three actresses playing the part of the three female figures in the book. Marthe Keller takes on the role of Hanna, Faber’s former fiancée; Daphné Baiwir portrays her daughter Sabeth; and Amanda Barron is Ivy, Faber’s American mistress. We see the three women in the book’s settings and landscapes, in silent images from the past. Faber himself does not appear in the film. He is the one the three women see, observe and film, the one who later describes his own images with short passages taken from the book.

original title: Homo Faber (trois femmes)
country: Switzerland
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Richard Dindo
film run: 89'
screenplay: Richard Dindo
cast: Marthe Keller, Daphné Baiwir, Amanda Barron
cinematography by: Richard Dindo, Sebastian Cruz
film editing: Charlotte Tourres, René Zumbühl
music: Roberto Allegro, Angelique Ionatos
production: Lea Produktion GmbH, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 Out of competition

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