THE FOOL ON THE HILL (Narrenbühl) Documentary, 86 min
When does a family heritage of creativity become a burden?
In this personal, whimsical documentary, Miriam Ernst accompanies her father, the Swiss artist Jürg U. Ernst, as he spends eight years building the strange sculpture park called Gnomengarten, which has become famous throughout Switzerland. Suffering from various health problems, Jürg Ernst decides to close his garden for good, although he doesn’t abandon the creativity that lives within him. The film imaginatively recounts the life of this artist who is both ordinary and extraordinary.
IDDU – ISLAND STORIES Documentary, 90 Min
Stromboli – a small cosmos in the shadow of an active volcano. A poetic documentary about island stories, told by the inhabitants in four seasons.
A love story between the islanders and their volcano: a cross-generational fascination between threat and attraction – a symbiosis between the forces of nature and a population faced with drastic changes to it’s living conditions.
Release date: 2023
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Artist portrait about the cartoonist Heinz "Pfuschi" Pfister
DIE SUCHE NACH DER POINTE, 31 min, 2018
Artist portrait about the Bernese artist Oskar Weiss
DAS LÄCHELN DER LINIEN, 67 min, 2019