People Of The Lake
Gens Du Lac
Switzerland | 2018 | DCP | Color | 116 min | Jean Maire Straub
FRIDAY 4 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 18:00 HRS | 64 MIN
TUESDAY 8 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 17:00 HRS | 64 MIN
Director: Jean Marie Straub
Producer: Barbara Ulrich
Cinematography: Renato Berta
Editing: Christopher Clavert
Sound: Jean-Pierre Duret / Jean-Pierre Laforce
Production Company: Belva Film
Cast: Christophe Clavert, Giorgio Passerone
A man remembers his youth in a fishing family on the Lake Geneva Vaudoise coast, traffic on the lake during the Second World War and political upheavals in the immediate aftermath of the war.
Jean-Marie Straub was born in Metz the year Hitler came to power. He animates the cinema-club "The Dark Room" and does literary studies in Strasbourg. In 1954, he meets Danièle Huillet in Paris. She worked with him for more than 50 years until his death in 2006. In 1958, he refused to go to war in Algeria and fled to Germany. He will not return to France until the end of the seventies. Among the 47 films he made with Danièle Huillet or alone since 2006, we can mention: Not Reconciled (1965), Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn (1969), Fortini / Cani (1976), From the Cloud to the Resistance (1978), etc.
Cinéma du Réel - Special mention for best International short film 2018, Francia
Curitiba International Film Festival 2018, Brasil.
Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival 2018, Serbia.
Viennale 2018, Austria.