Gelebte Kunst [Art Lived] / Eberhard W. Kornfeld
The collection of the art dealer and auctioneer, Eberhard W. Kornfeld, is an event, and the documentary film ART LIVED takes viewers on a journey to some of fine arts’ most thrilling ‘destinations’, including Alberto Giacometti, Picasso, Chagall, Kirchner, Schiele, Klee, Seurat, Degas, Rembrandt, Goya.
The Night Is Brighter than the Day
A body of work created over a period of 18 months in Paris. The ceaseless quest for an artistic idiom and a personal identity. Crossing paths with Cocteau, Picasso and Kirchner. A life poised between buoyancy and hopelessness, from the hills of the Grisons to the intellectual metropolis of Paris. Drug abuse and premature death at the age of 22.
For over a decade the photographer Edward Quinn boldly explored the social jungle on the French Riviera in the 1950s,leaving us an unparalleled legacy of photographs depicting life on the Côte d’Azur. RIVIERA COCKTAIL traces the photographer’s path from his early pin-up photography to his collaboration, as a photographer, with such greats as Pablo Picasso.
Henri Cartier-Bresson – The Impassioned Eye
Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the greatest photographers of all times, only once consented to be personally involved in a film project about himself. In this production created shortly before his death at the age of 95, we learn about his life and thoughts: what touched and moved him, what delighted him and made him think. In addition, actress Isabelle Huppert, playwright Arthur Miller, publisher Robert Delpire and the Magnum photographers Elliott Erwitt, Josef Koudelka and Ferdinando Scianna give us their own very personal views of the work and personality of Cartier-Bresson.
Félix Vallotton – Painter against Time
Masterpieces by the graphic artist, painter and writer Félix Vallotton (Lausanne 1865 - Paris 1925) have lost none of their aesthetic and psychological provocation, as shown in the film Félix Vallotton – Painter against Time. The exploration of Vallotton’s complex personality coincides with his rediscovery as an important artist.
Alberto Giacometti – Eyes on the Horizon
A cinematic journey through the unique universe of the artist Alberto Giacometti. The visual motifs of the film are inspired by his writings and by the memories of his friends. A Giacometti portrait sketched by his friends and the lovers of his oeuvre -- unfinished, mirroring the spirit of the artist himself.
Ettore Sottsass – The Sense of Things
Ettore Sottsass (1917 - 2007) became a design legend in his lifetime. He created a series of classic objects for the international firm of Olivetti and co-founded the Memphis group, which revolutionized design and turned it into a phenomenon of pop culture.
Ferdinand Hodler – Das Herz ist mein Auge
The first in-depth documentary on the life and work of Switzerland’s “national painter”, Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918). – An enthralling weave of image, text and music.