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5th DMZ Docs(2013)

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Karma Shadub

Jan GASSMANN, Ramon GIGER

  • Switzerland
  • 2013
  • 94min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Karma Shadub, the title of this film, is also the title of a composition made 30 years ago by the director’s father in celebration of his son’s birth. Preparing for the performance of the song, the father asks his filmmaker son to capture the moments of his performance. In turn, the filmmaking process becomes a process in which father and son learn the origins of certain discomforts and a sense of distance in their lives. They then face issues they have never openly discussed, and so begins the journey to healing. On the night before the performance while filming the preparation of his father’s performance, the son asks his father a question that he has pondered for a long time but had never uttered. It’s a question that leads to a long overnight conversation between father and son. Karma Shadub alternates between the process of recording a father’s performance preparation and long father-son conversations. Cross-cut editing presents the world-famous musician (public image) and the filmmaker’s father as an individual (private image), as mirror images reflecting each other, and in the process the filmmaker gradually comes to understand the essence of his complicated feelings toward his father. The son’s tangled feelings toward his musician father are dualistic: on one hand the artistic respect and a sense of inferiority to his musically talented father and on the other hand, his personal sense of betrayal and longing caused by his parent’s abrupt divorce. In other words, his emotions are ambivalent feelings and therefore complex. Through the long conversation that begins with the son’s somewhat accusing question (“Dad, why have we lived like strangers towards each other?”), the son grows one step closer in both personal and artistic journey. What is important is that the conversation starts only when the camera intervenes and it’s then that the process of healing and growth becomes undistinguishable from the filmmaking process. (BYUN Sung-chan)

Review

Director

  • Jan GASSMANN

    Born in Langnau Zürich. 2003 he started the HFF Munich, School of Film and Television in Munich, Germany. He shot his first long feature documentary called Chrigu which had it’s premiere at the 57 Berlinale and continued with a long list of festivals, prises and international theatrical releases. His following fiction long feature OFF BEAT premiered 2010 again at the Berlinale.  Heimatland (2014) Karma Shadub (2013) OFF BEAT (2010)​ 

  • Ramon GIGER

    Born in 1982, and grew up in Appenzell in Switzerland. He attended a foundation course in art and design in St.Gallen, Switzerland and went on to deepen his knowledge of and hone his skills in camera work, lighting design and editing on the «moving image» course at the Basel School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. GIGER has worked together developed the documentary A Still Jacket in 2010. Karma Shadub (2013) A Still Jacket (2010)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerJan GASSMANN, Lisa BLATTER, Julia TAL
  • Cinematography Ramon GIGER, Jan GASSMANN
  • Editor Jan GASSMANN
  • Music Paul GIGER SOUND Jean-Pierre GERTH

PRODUCTION COMPANY & WORLD SALES

PRODUCTION COMPANY & WORLD SALES  2:1 FILM GmbH

Tel  41 78 818 68 32

E-mail  lisa.blatter@2zu1film.com​