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Murer’s work honoured in Italy and France

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Murer’s work honoured in Italy and France

Currently in California at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to present his latest feature, Vitus [+see also:
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(Hugofilm, see Focus), Swiss director Fredi M. Murer will soon be honoured in Trieste.

The 18th Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste Film Festival (January 18-25) is dedicating a retrospective to Murer with ten of his shorts and features, including Vitus (2006) – the Swiss candidate in the Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film – Zones (1979), Alpine Fire (1985) and Full Moon (1998), as well as documentaries Bernhard Luginbühl (1966) and Wir Bergler in den Bergen sind eigentlich nicht schuld, dass wir da sind (1974).

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His storyboard drawings will be shown at the festival’s main theatre and a book, compiled by Paolo Vecchi, Tullio Masoni and Domenico Lucchini, will be published for the occasion.

In France, the Institut Lumière de Lyon will also pay homage to the filmmaker. As part of "La belle voisine" event, a retrospective entitled "Fredi M. Murer: Today and Tomorrow" will be presented as part of an invitation by Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region to celebrate contemporary Swiss creativity (January 12-March 31).

Films by seven other Swiss directors and video artists will also be screened in Trieste, while the Palm Springs Festival will be hosting three Swiss co-productions: So Long! [+see also:
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by German/Swiss directing duo Stefan Hillebrand and Oliver Paulus (Motorfilm), along with two Austrian productions You Bet Your Life [+see also:
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by Antonin Svoboda (Triluna Film) and Michael Glawogger’s Slumming [+see also:
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(Dschoint Ventschr).

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(Translated from French)

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