King of the Airs - Notes on a Friendship

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    King of the Airs - Notes on a Friendship

    Zaunkönig - Tagebuch einer Freundschaft

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2016

    78 min

    • German

    Documentary

    Using the diary of his friend Martin Felix, film director Ivo Zen delves into the world of a human being whose life was destroyed due to the use of drugs. Through encounters with friends and companions and the use of Ivo Zens own Super-8 film diary, the film examines why it was so difficult for Martin and Ivo to grow up.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ivo Zen
    Hercli Bundi
    Cinematography
    Ulrich Grossenbacher
    Ivo Zen
    Editing
    Tania Stöcklin
    Music
    Trixa Arnold
    Ilja Komarov
    Production
    MIRA FILM
    Production
    VINCA FILM

    Press

    Not only an aesthetically strong tribute to a departed friend but also and above all a brave and violent portrait of an entire generation.

    Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

    Ivo Zen

    Ivo Zen

    Switzerland

    Born in 1970 in Santa Maria, Val Müstair, Switzerland. 1992-96 Studies architecture at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). Worked with photography and video. 1996-98 Works in a bookshop in Zurich. 2003 Receives degree from ESBA (École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Geneva), film and video department. 2004 Founds Alva Film. Since 2008 lecturer for documentary film at HEAD-Genève (Haute école d'art et de design) Geneva. Since 2010 President of the CIR (Cineasts Independents Rumantschs), the interest group for Rhaeto-Romanic filmmakers.