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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler at IFFR

  • Eastern avenue

    We live in a time where things do not seem to exist if they are not captured as an image. But if you look into darkness you may see the lights of your own retina – not unlike the Northern Lights, not unlike the movements of thought, like shapeless accumulation of everything we have ever […]

    • Master Homemovies
  • Picture of Light

    Original cinematographic reflection on the myths of the northern lights.

    • main programme
  • Manufactured Landscapes

    Portrait of the wonderful photographer Edward Burtynsky, who records with striking beauty landscapes and deserted industrial sites throughout the worl

    • Cinema of the World: Time & Tide
  • Balifilm

    Sensitive film diary with footage and gamelan music collected between 1990 and 1992 in Bali.

    • Signals: Peter Liechti
  • Picture of Light

    Original cinematographic reflection on the myths of the northern lights.

    • Signals: Peter Liechti
  • Gambling, Gods and LSD

    Visual and associative documentary of and about the highest quality. All about psychedelia. The Swiss Van der Keuken; the Canadian Marker.

    • True Stories
  • Broken Land

    The Mexican-US border is a sacred place for many of the Americans based there. They guard it furiously in order to prevent illegal migration and live

    • Signals: Everyday Propaganda
  • Tectonic Plates

    A complex film about the often bizarre behaviour of modern man; a cinematographic and dramatic interpretation which is as erratic and unpredictable as that behaviour itself. The structure of the film has been compared with major geological processes such as the shifting of geological layers and the creation and destruction of oceans and continents. The […]

    • main programme
  • Balifilm

    Sensitive film diary with footage and gamelan music collected between 1990 and 1992 in Bali.

    • main programme short
  • Petropolis

    Filming from a helicopter, Mettler shows how an important nature reserve in Canada is being devoured by immense open-pit mines and smelly smokestacks.

    • Spectrum Shorts