Sunday, 10.12.2017 at 5.30 pm
In Father’s Garden, director Peter Liechti portrays the everyday life of his estranged parents. In long conversations, Liechti tries to get closer to them and to listen to them. But when it comes to the past, the gap between the religious and petty bourgeois parents and the rebellious director become evident. In several scenes, a couple of rabbit puppets are used to reenact the parents’ behavior. Thus the film keeps changing between documentary film and performance.
Director: Peter Liechti. Switzerland 2013, 93 min, OV with English subtitles.
Born in 1951 in St. Gallen, director Peter Liechti studied drawing at the College of Art Zürich, before getting interested in filmmaking. In 2009 his film Das Summen der Insekten – Bericht einer Mumie was awarded with the European Film Award. Vaters Garten – The Love of My Parents was Liechtis last film. The director died in 2014 at the age of 63 years.