My Life As A Film - How My Father Tried To Capture Happiness


My Life As A Film - How My Father Tried To Capture Happiness

by Eva Vitija

 

When Eva Vitija came of age, her father gave her a film about her life. It infuriated her, because she had attempted to get away from his camera all her childhood. Her father, filmmaker Joschy Scheidegger, documented his family obsessively. It was only when he died that Eva was impelled to take over not only his extensive film archive, but also his camera. Through her film Eva Vitija gives her past back that element of intimacy that her father’s camera seems to have stolen from her. A powerful debut film and a surprising family story about the attempt to capture life.

 

Screenplay

Eva Vitija

 

Production

SwissDok GmbH Basel, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich

Crew

cinematography: Stefan Dux | editing: Fabian Kaiser, Natascha Cartolaro | locationsoundmix: Remie Blaser | soundediting: Bernhard Köpke | sounddesign: Maurizius Staerkle Drux | rerecordingsoundmix: Gregg Skerman, Maurizius Staerkle Drux | music: Christian Garcia-Gaucher

 

Festivals

25th St. Louis International Film Festival
23nd Austin Film Festival
69° Festival del film Locarno
56th Krakow Film Festival
31. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München
51. Solothurner Filmtage
58. DOK Leipzig - Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm

My Life As A Film - How My Father Tried To Capture Happiness, Eva Vitija
My Life As A Film - How My Father Tried To Capture Happiness, Eva Vitija
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