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Das Leben drehen - wie mein Vater versuchte, das Glück festzuhalten (2015)

When Eva Vitija came of age, her father gave her a feature-length film about her life. It infuriated her, because she had attempted to get away from his camera all her childhood. Her father... See full summary »

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Eva Vitija-Scheidegger (as Eva Vitija)
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Eva Vitija-Scheidegger Eva Vitija-Scheidegger ... Herself, also narrator (as Eva Vitija)
Joseph Scheidegger Joseph Scheidegger ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joschy Scheidegger)
Claudia Freund Claudia Freund ... Herself
Kaspar Scheidegger Kaspar Scheidegger ... Himself, Eva Vitija's brother
Dominique Scheidegger Dominique Scheidegger ... Himself, Eva Vitija's stepbrother
Cornelia Bernoulli Cornelia Bernoulli ... Herself
Antoinette Poli Antoinette Poli ... Herself
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When Eva Vitija came of age, her father gave her a feature-length film about her life. It infuriated her, because she had attempted to get away from his camera all her childhood. Her father, filmmaker Joschy Scheidegger, documented his family obsessively. It was only when he died that Eva was impelled to take over not only his extensive film archive, but also his camera. «My Life as a Film» is a personal search for the difficult yet healing truths hidden behind her father's pictures. Through her film Eva Vitija gives her past back that element of intimacy that her father's camera seems to have stolen from her, re-establishes the bond that tied her not only to him but also and above all to herself. A surprising and philosophical family story about filming and the attempt to capture life. A powerful debut film with unexpectedly universal appeal that doesn't shy away from portraying the small and big flaws that make us human.

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life | filming | family life | See All (3) »

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Documentary

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

June 2016 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life as A Film: How my Father tried to capture Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Swissdok See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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