What will remain of us when we die? Which anecdotes or memories will outlive us? This unconventional portrait of the deceased Bernese architect Kurt Gossenreiter is an attempt to answer these questions. No idea was too crazy for this uncompromising character. His insatiable drive scandalised many, but his courage continues to inspire beyond his death.
The film embarks on a journey to seek personal as well as philosophical facets of Gossenreiter’s past. His children’s, friends’ and companions’ memories, together with film recordings from his extensive archive, make up a shimmering collage: stories of friendship, existential fear and transience. Passages from his diary are interspersed through the narrative, examining the price that must be paid for such a restless way of life.
«Gossenreiter» explores questions of meaning that we all have to face providing space for reflection while powerfully illustrating the importance of our individual dreams.