Born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1941. His films present a poignant critique of social issues and concerns, some, such as Rondo, have been banned for screening, and re-released after prolonged legal struggles. After making award-winning documentaries, his feature film The Boat is Full won a Silver Bear at the 1981 Berlinale and was nominated for an Oscar. Imhoof’s More than Honey is considered to be the most successful Swiss documentary of all time. He is a member of AMPAS in Los Angeles and currently resides in Berlin. His latest film ELDORADO will be screened at Docaviv this year.
Giovanna—the child refugee his family had taken in at the end of World War II—was deported to Italy. The tragedy maintains its grip on Swiss director Markus Imhoof, forcing him to face the fate of today’s refugees, who come to Europe only to find that it is very far from paradise.
Markus Imhoof will hold two audience sessions, following the screenings of ELDORADO.
Friday | 18/5 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 1
Followed by a talk, moderated by film scholar Dr. Ohad Landesman.
Monday | 21/5 | 12:30 | Cinematheque 4
Followed by a short Q&A