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ThuleTuvalu

Year
2014
Country
Switzerland
Duration
96’
Director
Matthias von Gunten

Thule lies in the extreme north of Greenland, and Tuvalu is a small island state in the Pacific Ocean. Despite this huge distance and their polarity, the two places are intimately related by a stroke of fate: whilst in Thule the ice is retreating ever further and turning into seawater, in Tuvalu the sea level is perpetually rising. The film deals with the people in Thule and Tuvalu whose lives are changing forever.

CREW
Director: Matthias von Gunten
Producer: Valentin Greutert
Operator: Pierre Mennel
Editor: Caterina Mona, Claudio Cea
Sound: Valentino Vigniti
Production
HesseGreutert Film AG, Langstrasse 14, CH–8004 Zürich, contact@hessegreutert.ch, www.hessegreutert.ch
Sales
Perry Street Advisors, Daris G. Delins, daris.delins@perrystreetadvisors.com
Awards
2014 – Sesterce d‘argent as Best Swiss Film (all sections) at Visions du Réel; 2015 – Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at Swiss Film Prize
Director
Matthias von Gunten

Matthias von Gunten was born in Basel in 1953. He attended the University of Television and Film in Munich from 1975 to 1980, graduating with his feature film Quelle Gunther. He subsequently worked as an editor, cameraman and director’s assistant on various film productions. Since 1986 he has directed numerous documentary films for cinema and television.

Filmography

Selected: Journeys into the Interior (1988), Coincidence in Paradise (1999), Max Frisch: Zurich Transit – The Failed Film Project (2011)

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