Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation

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    Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation

    Passion - Zwischen Revolte und Resignation

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    80 min

    • German


    Almost 50 years ago, women and men all over the word dreamed of changing the world. What is left today of the expectations and the hopes of the people that flooded the streets? Not much, unfortunately. The filmmaker examines episodes from his own life, trying to understand how they fit — if they do at all — with the major changes of the world that hint all at a catastrophe in the waiting. Across five continents and through the texts of authors such as Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Slavoj Žižek and Ulrike Meinhof, the film tries to find out if there is a way out of the capitalist jungle that has swallowed up our world. Global warming, war, overconsumption, refugee crises, inequality. Underscored by the St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, PASSION - BETWEEN REVOLT AND RESIGNATION offers itself as powerful essay on the fears that are haunting the world while new conflicts explode almost daily. Christian Labhart creates a hybrid documentary essay that fearlessly faces questions which need to be answered soon if we still hope to save what is left of the world.


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    Christian Labhart
    Simon Guy Fässler
    Pio Corradi
    Annette Brütsch
    Philippe Herreweghe
    Dieter Lengacher
    Daniel Glaus


    It is both highly personal and a survey of moments that defined massive shifts in public consciousness around the globe, from Chernobyl to the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11.

    Carmen Gray, Modern Times Review

    Christian Labhart

    Christian Labhart


    Christian Labhart was born in 1953 in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1972 to 1974 he worked in lighting and as assistant cameraman for Condor Film AG. In 1974 he received his teaching degree. Since 1980 he has been a farmer, teacher and homemaker. Since 2000 he has worked as independent filmmaker. His film PASSION - BETWEEN REVOLT AND RESIGNATION (2019) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel - Nyon.