«STAYING / LEAVING» | a film by zurbruegg & hudecek
awarded with the “Golden Dragon” - Switzerland 2007
A little village in the Swiss Alps: Kiental. This village served Friedrich Dürrenmatt as inspiration for his play “The Visit”. In the fifties the mysterious unknown camera man Landtwing filmed there. Christina Zurbrügg – singer, writer and film maker – was born there and Dürrenmatt quite often sat in the baking-house with her grandfather. Many years later she is entrusted with the film reels. She travels to her home village and with poetry and humour tells us about memories and reality, past and present. A found footage remix.
Austria-Switzerland 2006, Colour, 4:3, 60 minutes, 16mm/DV/DigiBeta