Júlio Bressane, who has been the leading light of wayward Brazilian cinema since the 1960s, shot a beautiful film in 2002 in which his interest for the life and works of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche clearly came to the fore: Dias de Nietzsche em Turin. The influence of the environment on his ideas also forms the basis for Nietzsche Sils Maria Rochedo de Surlej, shot in the style of a travelogue, in which Bressane (together with his partner Rosa Dias and the young filmmaker Rodrigo Lima) guide us through the beautiful Swiss Sils Maria, where Nietzsche spent no less than eight summers.

In his letters, Nietzsche indicates which spots brought him to a different understanding of philosophy. He discovered, beyond the philosophical text, a source for ideas in the pure air, in the mountain landscapes, in the water of the lakes, and in the age-old forests. 

Screens together with the short film Fetish by Amie Siegel.

Filmmaker
Rosa Dias, Júlio Bressane, Rodrigo Lima
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
58’
Language
German
Producer
Júlio Bressane
Production Company
TB Produções
Sales
TB Produções
Writer
Rosa Dias, Júlio Bressane
Cinematography
Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias
Editor
Rodrigo Lima
Production Design
Júlio Bressane
Cast
Rosa Dias