Documentary ZU ENDE LEBEN, 91.00 Min, (CH, Finland)
It is easy to plan life and suppress death. While consumerism and restlessness is prevalent in society, confronting loss and grief is increasingly shunned. Director Rebecca Panian wants to break this taboo. In ZU ENDE LEBEN, she accompanied the 51-year-old Thomas, who suffered from a brain tumour, over several months. She also asked Swiss personalities, among others from the fields of culture, media, medicine and religion, to contemplate the subject of death. Thomas’ self-testimony and the reflections of the other protagonists, including Franz Hohler, Pedro Lenz and Kurt Aeschbacher, are distilled into an impressive collage. A film that deals with death, but is bursting with life.
Director & Writer Rebecca Panian | Concept Rebecca Panian, Elena Ibello, Kaspar Fopp | Producer Rudolf Isler | DoP Rebecca Panian, Aladin Hasic, Marcus Adam, Stefan Dux, Sean Wirz, Simon Zangger | Editor Rolf Lang | Sound Design Jacques Kieffer | Music Roman Lerch | Production Playground Media Productions AG
ZU ENDE LEBEN won the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
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