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Locarno 2013. The Question of Vintage, Part 2: Lionel Baier’s “Les grandes ondes (à l’ouest)”

14 August 2013 9:22 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Lionel Baier is a Swiss filmmaker born in 1975, a teacher and an active cinéphile, the director of many documentaries and features, among them Garçon stupide, a refined fiction with a documentary posture (and something in common with the first films by Alain Guiraudie) and Un autre homme, a film about a film critic (a cousin to Louis Skorecki’s  trilogy Les Cinéphiles).

Baier belongs to a generation of filmmakers who had  to deal with the fact that they were coming “after.” After their own “masters” or mentors, after their own film culture. After the revolutionary movements of the 60s and 70s. After. A source of political and artistic angst that led to choices spanning from whining nostalgia to merciless caricature, from fake indifference to abstract reconstruction, from respectful tributes to philological or critical questioning.

Baier’s new film is a comedy set in 1974, a straightforward filmic charge against Switzerland's “help »

- Marie-Pierre Duhamel

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