Where We Belong

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Where We Belong

Directed by Jacqueline Zünd

  • Switzerland 2019; 78 min
  • Original version: Swiss German, French
  • Genre: Documentary


The parents split up, the children are left behind with their thoughts. Director Jacqueline Zünd gives five children of separated parents space to report what it means to be abandoned by a parent or to have to choose between them. They look back thoughtfully and self-critically, displaying impressive insight in their analysis of not only their own emotional states, but that of their parents as well. The filmmaker weaves interviews with atmospheric scenes from everyday life and captures that which remains unspoken. Alone in rising mountain mists. Twins playing underwater in a pool. Brother and sister dancing in the dazzling lights of a fair. Perhaps these youngsters know where they belong better than the adults themselves.




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