Organizer: Chair Prof. Stalder
Date : Thursday, 20. October 2011
Time : 17:00
Location : HIL D60.1
Ursula Meier (*1971 in Besançon, France) studied at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and began her work in film as assistant director to Alain Tanner. She made her directorial debut with the short film "A Corps perdu" (1994). Her later short films, including "Des heures sans sommeil" (1998) and "Tous à table" (2002), have won prizes at multiple film festivals. In 2008 Ursula Meier completed her first feature film "Home", which was nominated for three Oscars.
"Home" tells a story of a normal family whose idyllic life is upended after the unfinished highway they live near unexpectedly opens. Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet star as parents who must negotiate a family home between escalation and normalcy.
Ursula Meier will be present during the projection of the film and the following discussion.