On the death of Alain Tanner

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The Swiss director and screenwriter Alain Tanner died on 11.09.2022 at the age of 92. He was a friend of the Hof Film Festival from his early years. He became known with his film JONAS QUI AURA 25 ANS EN 2000 (10. International Hof Film Festival/IHF 1976), a story about eight dropouts who form a shared apartment on a farm. From then on, his presence and – this is particularly important to mention – that of Swiss cinema on the scene of this world was secured. His films always moved in search of identity, his own strangeness often formed the thematic core.

Alain Tanner was a filmmaker who, despite many travels and acquaintances (including with the founders of the Nouvelle Vague), never really wanted to gain a foothold, and that's probably a good thing. His films have won many awards. We say goodbye to a great auteur filmmaker.