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Peter Liechti Dedications

Peter Liechti Dedications (Books & other media combined)

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Peter Liechti (1951-2014) was a Swiss film author and director, cinematographer, and producer. Many of his more than 100 documentaries, music and experimental films have been shown at international festivals. His last and unfinished project Dedications he began when he already suffered from his terminal illness. Originally intended to become a trilogy dedicated to the Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956), the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1880), and to "the unknown Sudanese Chief", the progress of his illness made him to alter his concept to a very personal review and reflection on his life's most significant personal and artistic impressions and moments. Liechti's widow and working partner Jolanda Gsponer, together with a group of his former collaborators, has assembled all the material of Dedications in three parts to preserve it and make the work visible. Part one is a filmed reading by Liechti from the diary he kept during his stays at the hospital and which was intended to be the film's underlying text. Part two is an audio-visual installation of the raw material for Dedications.Part three is this book, a self-contained publication of Liechti's entire diary, illustrated with some 100 video stills with captions, and including a DVD with the film's unedited 15 opening minutes.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaIndividual film directors, film-makers Publisher: Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag Publication Date: 30/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9783858817761  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Jolanda Gsponer is a consultant for experimental and film music. For many years, she was the companion and working partner of the Swiss filmmaker, director, and cinematographer Peter Liechti.

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