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Fredi Melchior Murer, born 1940 in Switzerland, studied photography in Zurich. In 1967, strongly influenced by his youth in the rural canton of Uri, he starts working as an independent filmmaker and producer.

PARDO ALLA CARRIERA

FREDI M. MURER

The Locarno Film Festival pays tribute to the master of Swiss cinema, Fredi M. Murer, with the 2019 Pardo alla carriera and four not to be missed restored films.

Murer shoots his first feature film ZONES (GRAUZONE, 1979) which is ahead of its time. The highly acclaimed ALPINE FIRE (HÖHENFEUER, 1985) is his most radical film in terms of art and content. It won the Golden Leopard in Locarno in 1985. With VITUS (2006) he received the Swiss Film Award for Best Fiction Film. The film was a box office success in Swiss cinemas.

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Fredi M. Murer’s works have significantly shaped the local film landscape and made him known far beyond the country’s borders.

SCREENINGS

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)

DER GRÜNE BERG (1990) Tuesday, August 13 14:30 PalaCinema Sala 1 HÖHENFEUER (1985) Wednesday, August 14 14:00 Pala Video GRAUZONE (1979) Thursday, August 15 15:30 PalaCinema Sala 1 WIR BERGLER IN DEN BERGEN SIND EIGENTLICH NICHT SCHULD, DASS WIR DA SIND (1974) Friday, August 16 16:00 GranRex

2014 LIEBE UND ZUFALL 2006 VITUS 1998 VOLLMOND 1990 DER GRÜNE BERG 1985 HÖHENFEUER 1979 GRAUZONE 1974 WIR BERGLER IN DEN BERGEN SIND EIGENTLICH NICHT SCHULD, DASS WIR DA SIND 1973 CHRISTOPHER UND ALEXANDER 1969 SAD-IS-FICTION

Photo: Christian Altorfer

The director will receive the Pardo alla carriera on the Piazza Grande on the evening of August 15. On Friday, August 16 at 13:30 the public is welcome to attend a panel discussion with the filmmaker in the Spazio Cinema.

Profile for SWISS FILMS

Locarno 2019