Day is Done
New PeopleSun, Oct 20, 2013 4:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:Sister Cities Cinema: Zurich/SF
Film Info
Year of Prod:2011
Running Time:111
Original Language:Swiss German
dir:Thomas Imbach
cam:Thomas Imbach
This satisfying autobiographical fiction film features subtle signs of a narrative brewing in the exquisite photography of landscapes. A smokestack stubbornly pierces the sky. Trains rumble by down below. Lights come on in the buildings as night falls. There is a man behind the camera, looking for an imageā€”of himself? Of the world? Of society? By day and night, in rain and snow, he stands filming at the window of his studio. Periodically we hear people leaving messages on his answering machine. They talk about the weather while on vacation and congratulate him on his birthday. His father dies, a child is born, the young family begins to fall apart. Time passes. Slowly the cityscape morphs into the inner landscape of the man behind the camera.