Gossenreiter (2015)
by Marcel Wyss

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.

Directed by Marcel Wyss
Written by Marcel Wyss
World Premiere December 2015
Original Version Swiss-German
ISAN 0000-0003-F7B5-0000-O-0000-0000-2
Production Lomotion AG
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Cinematography Louis Mataré
Editing Marcel Wyss
Location Sound Mix Balthasar Jucker
Sound Editing Balthasar Jucker
Sound Design Balthasar Jucker
Rerecording Sound Mix Felix Bussmann
Music Colin Vallon, Julian Sartorius, Balthasar Jucker
Marcus Signer
Anna Gossenreiter
Moritz Gossenreiter
Franz Gertsch
Maria Gertsch
Sandro Zimmermann
Christoher Burri
Sepp Reinle
Daniel Bäumlin
Lotti Signer
Jens Langsch
Jens Langsch
Viktor Hirsig
Andreas Furrer
Christoph Stuber
Michael Neuenschwander
Martin Schwarz
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format HD 1080 – Prores HQ
Exhibition Format DCP, 85 min.
World Sales / World Rights
World Rights Lomotion AG
Worldwide Distribution
Distribution Switzerland Filmbringer Distribution AG

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