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THE GREAT JOURNEY

by David Maye

synopsis

When confronted with life's finiteness, a family views a loved one's illness through different lenses. A daughter, Anne-Michèle, focuses on a second pregnancy and the perpetuation of life; a father, Jean-François chooses to enlarge the family's abode to embrace the arrival of a new grandchild. And a son, David, wields his camera to capture heartfelt moments of each one's perspectives through different lenses. An up front and intimate account of a family's steadfast resilience in the face of personal loss.

international title: The Great Journey
original title: Les Grandes Traversées
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Terrain Vague
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: David Maye
film run: 65'
screenplay: David Maye
cinematography by: David Maye
film editing: Prune Jaillet, David Maye
music: Jacques Sennwald
producer: David Maye
production: Terrain Vague, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
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