THE GIRL DOWN LOCH ÄNZI / DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH

THE GIRL DOWN LOCH ÄNZI / DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH

CH 2016, D: Alice Schmid, 87 Min.,
Fiction / documentary, OV with Eng. ST, released for 6+, recommended for 11+

Summer holidays in the Swiss mountains: On her family’s solitary farm, twelve-year-old Laura is awaiting the visit by Thom, who is coming from the city for a week to help out in the stables and on the farm. At last she has somebody to talk to about Loch Änzi, a legendary gorge in the mountains that is supposedly haunted. The film captures the voices of the villagers in tableau vivant-style images and combines them with entries in Laura’s diary, thus gently revealing the inner life of its young protagonist. A blend of documentary and fiction, the film observes and listens closely and captures, quite literally, even the undertones: steps on the forest floor, rustling straw, summer flies – to this girl, they are the world.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Winner of the “Innerschweizer Filmpreis” of the Albert Koechlin Stiftung 2017 and nominated for the “Young Audience Award 2017” of the European Film Academy

THU, 5.10., 10.30 AM
Caligari FilmBühne,
Wiesbaden
Guest: Director Alice Schmid

FRI, 6.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Alice Schmid

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Born in Lucerne in 1951, Alice Schmid first studied Italian and Spanish. She later went on to study screenwriting and attended the EAVE-workshop. Since then she has been working as a director, script writer and author and, in 1996, founded the production company Ciné A.S. In her films she tells stories from around the world, always focussing on children’s perspectives.

Filmography
2016 DAS MÄDCHEN VOM ÄNZILOCH/ 2011 DIE KINDER VOM NAPF / 2007 ICH BIN EINE MAUS