Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

They were radical, committed, and believed in the humanistic power of cinema. They combined an uncompromising political attitude with the highest aesthetic standards and created a docu-

mentary oeuvre that has lost none of its power and beauty.

20 years after their deaths, Bildrausch is honouring the Swiss avantgarde filmmakers Reni Mertens and Walter Marti with a tribute programme, and together with some of their contempo-

raries we bow to the trailblazers of young Swiss cinema, “who didn't know things better, but strived to do so."

 

 


Ursula oder das unwerte Leben

Switzerland 1966
88 Min. sw. 35mm. D/Dialekt/e

Director: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Script: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Camera: Rolf Lyssy, Hans-Peter Roth

Editor: Rolf Lyssy

Cast: Ursula Bodmer, Mimi Scheiblauer, Anita Utzinger, Helene Weigel

 

 

Thursday 20.06.2019
18.45 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Rolf Lyssy

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Kurzfilmprogramm: Der Kontinent Reni Mertens & Walter Marti
Short film programme Reni Mertens & Walter Marti

Switzerland 1955-1974
98 Min.

Director: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Script: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

 

 

Friday 21.06.2019
14.15 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Fredi Murer, Erich Langjahr

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Requiem

Switzerland 1992
81 Min. Farbe. 35 mm. Ohne Dialog

Director: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Script: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Camera: Urs Thoenen

Editor: Edwige Ochsenbein

Music: Léon Francioli

 

 

Friday 21.06.2019
19.15 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Urs Thoenen, Michael Pilz

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Le Pèlé

Switzerland 1963
57 Min. sw. 16 mm. D/e

Director: Moritz de Hadeln, Walter Marti, Sandro Bertossa

Camera: Ernest Artaria, Richard Clifton-Dey, Hervé Hesnard, Jan Oonk, Jean-Charles Meunier

Editor: Ernest Artaria

Music: Rev. Père Deiss, J. Samson, Rev. Père Gelineau

 

 

Saturday 22.06.2019
13.30 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Moritz de Hadeln, Sandro Bartossi

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Les apprentis

Switzerland 1964
73 Min. sw. DCP. F/e

Director: Alain Tanner

Script: Alain Tanner

Camera: Ernest Artaria

Editor: Ernest Artaria, Alain Tanner

Music: Victor Fenigstein

 

 

Saturday 22.06.2019
18.00 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Rolf Lyssy, Pierre-Emmanuel Jacques (Cinémathèque suisse)

World premiere of the restored and digitized version

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Die Selbstzerstörung des Walter M. Diggelmann

Switzerland 1973
69 Min. Farbe. 16 mm. D/e

Director: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Script: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Camera: Hans-Peter Roth

Editor: Hanka Kaminska

Music: Jehoshua Lakner

Cast: Walter Matthias Diggelmann

 

 

Sunday 23.06.2019
11.25 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Klara Obermüller

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

 


Héritage

Switzerland 1980
69 Min. Farbe. 16 mm. Ohne Dialog

Director: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Script: Reni Mertens, Walter Marti

Camera: Urs Thoenen, Erich Langjahr

Editor: Edwige Ochsenbein

Music: Peter Mieg

Cast: Peter Mieg

 

 

Sunday 23.06.2019
16.00 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Urs Thoenen, Erich Langjahr

 

Resonance: Embracing the future with Reni Mertens and Walter Marti