Chris the Swiss

  • April 5, 2019 / 11:00
  • April 7, 2019 / 13:30

Director: Anja Kofmel
Switzerland, Croatia, Germany, Finland, 2018, 90’, color, b&w
German, Spanish, English with Turkish, English subtitle

Combining documentary and animation in her feature-length debut, Swiss filmmaker Anja Kofmel is trying to uncover the mystery surrounding the death of her young cousin who was killed under suspicious circumstances in the Yugoslavian civil war. Premiered at the Critics’ Week section of Cannes, Chris the Swiss underscores its narrative with poetically drawn, almost gothic monochromatic animation. Kofmel objectively probes the reasons that compel young men to heed the call of war in faraway lands and gives a touching elegy to doomed youth.

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