While the Green Grass Grows

dir. Peter Mettler / 2023 / Switzerland, Canada / 166min.
In his film diary, Peter Mettler follows the course of rivers and life. It revolves around the consequences of the death of his parents.

In his film diary, Peter Mettler follows the course of rivers and life. It revolves around the consequences of the death of his parents and the question of how we will all continue – on a personal and global level. With his unique cinematic style, the director invites us on a meditative journey, from the Appenzell Alps to the lockdown in Toronto.

duration:
166 min
country / year of production:
Switzerland, Canada / 2023
director:
Peter Mettler
cinematography:
Peter Mettler
producer:
Cornelia Seitler, Peter Mettler / Maximage, Grimethorpe Film
selected festivals and awards:
2023 – Visions du Réel, Nyon: Grand Prix, 2023 – DOK Leipzig: Golden Dove, 2024 – IDFA Amsterdam
sections:
Intimate Stories
competitions:
“Newsweek Psychologia” Award for the Best Film on Psychology
tags:
psychology relations slow cinema awarded1 family philosophical

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