In the apartment block at 85, rue de Genève in Lausanne, the key that opens the door to the “laundry room” represents far more than something simply used to access the communal laundry facilities. In this same building, whose occupants have been placed there by social services.
The life of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Henri is the son of aristocratic first cousins, and grows up to be very talented but also very short. He moves to Paris, meets other artists, and begins a passionate relationship with fellow painter Suzanne Valadon.
The story of an escaped prisoner, his woman secretary and two guardsmen in the Far North. Robert Shaw slaughters the lover of his wife and with Jacqueline, his secretary, runs away in Canada. Helped by a French trapper who takes them for film-makers, they hide in the Northern Canada.
Dominik Graf on Oliver Storz, or: Portrait of a father-figure who came too late. Storz, one of the last leading writer/directors of public broadcasting in the FRG, tells the story of his life; Graf turns it into a gut-wrenching lament for a culture of civil scepticism lost.
When a young woman becomes a lawyer and returns to her village, she faces her family and refuses to marry her cousin. At the same time her brother, who loves the daughter of a very important man in the village, tries to steal his love from her father.
Layers is a short documentary exploring the abaya – the national dress of Emirati women – through inter-generational dialogue. The film uncovers the multiple representations of the abaya, bringing attention to the rich variety of values, attitudes and ideas surrounding this mode of dress…