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by Peter Liechti


In the past, the parents were left feeling forlorn and miserable whenever their son came to visit – and it was much the same for the son. Therefore, they avoided one another whenever possible. For decades the situation had hardly changed. The film traces a reencounter years later between the director and his parents – and is an attempt at a personal revision of the past. In the process, a new view of the parents emerged, an image which also provides again and again insight into a bygone era. The narrative of their marriage, however, borders on a classic drama and leaves us feeling forlorn and miserable even today.

international title: Father's Garden - The Love of My Parents
original title: Vaters Garten - Die Liebe meiner Eltern
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Peter Liechti
film run: 93'
screenplay: Peter Liechti
cinematography by: Peter Liechti, Peter Guyer
film editing: Tania Stöcklin
costumes designer: Eva Ruch
producer: Peter Liechti
production: Liechti Filmproduktion GmbH, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Look Now!
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