Five daughters speak about their father, a man whose life was very representative of a Protestant Switzerland in the early 20th century, where life was conditioned by the work ethic. He was a farmer, then a factory worker, then the head of a family affair where his daughters became his workers.
Rich in the ideas of social theorist Max Weber, this is the first feature-length documentary from the overlooked (though nonetheless influential) Jacqueline Veuve—a frequent collaborator of Jean Rouch (Chronicle of a Summer), with whom she pioneered the art of ethnographic documentary filmmaking.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Agnès Varda, 2008, France