PETER LIECHTI (1951-2014)
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ALPINE FORAYS (1986, Fiction/Essay, 3:4, 16mm blow-up comopt; DVD / DigiBeta, 33')
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While on vacation, a man takes an excursion to an unfamiliar neighbouring country. There, in the alpine confinement, he finds an ideal echo for the rage he had brought with him: rage towards the mountains, civilisation and mentality. At times, a sense of glee even surfaces with this unbridled rage. He needs these forays into the mountains. He uses his anger to get to the bottom of his discomfort.

A man takes a holiday trip to an unidentified neighbouring country. The oppressive atmosphere of the Alps is the ideal counterpart to the morose mood he has brought with him: sick of the Alps, sick of civilization, sick of mentalities... sometimes all this uninhibited spleen can be fun. He needs these trips to the mountains. He needs the anger to get a handle on his anxiety.

«A mountain litany: Glatz and Schlund, Saustein and Schätteregg, Üble Schlucht and Schrecken. Motten, Stollen, Tote Alpe, Eisengülle, Metzgertobel, Nonnenalp and Ritzenspitzen. Schmalzberg and Saustein. Höllritzeralp and Kackenköpfe. Gurgen Wäldle, Töbele, Kratzer, Krottenkopf, Mädelegabel, Madloch, Schiggen, Totenfeld and Schrottenkopf. Krofen, Gufel, Schritzer, Schlipfhalden and Kahlrücken. Hoher Riffler, Knittelkarspitzel, Laufbichel, Schreierkopf and Sinnesbrunnen. Gungelgrün and Grottenkopf. Pestkapelle, Säuling, Faselfad and Gries and Schön. Köpfle, Mösle, Roter Schrofen, Schönjöchle, Schnatzerberg, Hintergiggel, Grins and Schweit. Hirschhals and Mutterkopf. Hexenkopf and Schruns. Heaven preserve! »

Festivals:
Solothurn 1986
Bludenz
IFF Rotterdam 2009

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