UNDER BLUE SKIES
Throughout the 1980s the breathtaking scenery of the Engadine is the setting of a social tragedy. The local youth rejects the rigid rules of traditional society. Along with juvenile get-togethers heroin makes its appearance in the mountain valley. As more and more die from overdose, society reacts to the crisis by isolating itself and averting its eyes. A self-imposed culture of silence is widely upheld up to the present days. “Under Blue Skies” lifts the veil on the stories parents, friends and survivors have kept inside for many years. Can the memories of this bleak past become part of the acknowledged heritage of the Engadine?
Nyon, Visions du réel, National Competition, April, 2020
Born in 1970 in Santa Maria, Val Müstair, Switzerland. 1992-96 Studies architecture at the ETH – Zurich. 2003 Receives degree from ESBA (École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva), film and video department. 2004 co-founder of the film production unit Alva Film. Since 2018 member of board of the Swiss Filmmakers Association ARF/FDS.
2020 Under Blue Skies, 70 min
2016 Zaunkönig (King of the Airs – Notes on a Friendship), 78 min
2015 Esser da chasa, Tv, 25 min
2014 In’ experientscha musicala, Tv, 25 min
2010 Amateur Films – Amateur Filmmakers , Tv, 25 min
2009 Maurus, Nadia, Flurina 60 min
2004 Pizzet – Maybe the last Year, 52 min
2001 Frédéric, 15 min
Writing, production and production Ivo Zen
With the participation of Men Bisaz, Monika Ramponi, Claudia Schüeli, Dora Lardelli, Stefan Giano, Nicole Buchmeier and Andrea Clavadetscher.
Dramaturgy and researchs Manuela Steiner
Camera Kaleo La Belle
Sound Reto Stamm
Editing Mischa Hedinger
Music Pascal Gamboni
Coproduction with RTR, SRF, RIS et RTS (CH)
With the support of
Cinéforom, Loterie Romande, Uffizi da cultura dal Grischun, Teleproduktionsfonds, Ernst Gönner Stiftung, Cumischiun per promover la cultura Región Malögia, Succès passage antenne, Alex Victor Thalberg Stiftung, Stiftung Stavros S. Niarchos.