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MY LIFE AS A FILM - HOW MY FATHER TRIED TO CAPTURE HAPPINESS

by Eva Vitija

synopsis

When I came of age, my father gave me a film about my life. It infuriated me, because I had unavailingly attempted to get away from his camera. My father, filmmaker Joschy Scheidegger, documented our family obsessively. It was only when he died that I was impelled to take over not only his extensive film archive, but also his camera. The result is a personal search for traces of surprising truths hidden behind my father’s pictures. A philosophical family story about filming and the attempt to share life.

international title: My Life As A Film - How My Father Tried To Capture Happiness
original title: Das Leben drehen - Wien mein Vater versuchte, das Glück festzuhalten
country: Switzerland
sales agent: SwissDok GmbH
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: Eva Vitija
film run: 77'
screenplay: Eva Vitija
cinematography by: Stefan Dux
film editing: Fabian Kaiser, Natascha Cartolaro
music: Christian Garcia
producer: Daniel Howald, Chantal Millès
production: SwissDok GmbH, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich AG

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Doc Leipzig 2015 
Solothurn Film Festival 2016 
Festival del film Locarno 2016

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