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Stefan Jäger – Monte Verità #Locarno74

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Revisiting the mountain of truth.

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12 min. and 55 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Stefan Jäger, director of the film Monte Verità.

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A conversation with Stefan Jäger, director of Monte Verità, from the Piazza Grande section of the 2021 Locarno Film Festival. The film is based on the true story of a real place in the festival’s region of Switzerland that at the turn of the 20th century served as a progressive and spiritual retreat for intellectuals and artists. Jäger talks about the film and its psychoanalytical dimension, working with screenwriter Kornelija Naraks on the project and the excitement of making a film set in this fascinating period in history.

Monte Verità: 1906, young mother Hanna wants nothing more than to break free from her bourgeois role and its social constraints. She flees to the Monte Verità sanatorium, where, surrounded by idyllic Ticino nature and courageously devoting herself to her art, she is soon faced with a wrenching decision. Can she return to her family without giving up on herself?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Stefan Jäger
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Monte Verità
  • Festival section
    Piazza Grande
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