Vaters Garten - die Liebe meiner Eltern

Best Documentary Film 2014 - Awarded

Father's Garden – The Love Of My Parents

by Peter Liechti

In the past, the parents were left feeling forlorn and miserable whenever their son came to visit – and it was much the same for the son. Therefore, they avoided one another whenever possible. For decades the situation had hardly changed. The film traces a reencounter years later between the director and his parents – and is an attempt at a personal revision of the past. In the process, a new view of the parents emerged, an image which also provides again and again insight into a bygone era. The narrative of their marriage, however, borders on a classic drama and leaves us feeling forlorn and miserable even today.

Peter Liechti

Liechti Filmproduktion GmbH Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich

Cinematography: Liechti Peter, Guyer Peter
Editing: Stöcklin Tania
Soundediting: Eidenbenz Florian
Rerecordingsoundmix: Eidenbenz Florian
Lighting: Meyer Robert
Costumes: Ruch Eva


13th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, 49. Solothurner Filmtage, 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, 16e RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire Montréal, 37. Duisburger Filmwoche, 56. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm, doc Buenos Aires 13° Muestra Internacional de Cine, 18th Busan International Film Festival, 23rd "Message to Man" International Film Festival St. Petersburg, 7. Fünf Seen Filmfestival, 48th Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival, 10th Planete + Doc Film Festival Warsaw, 10. Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, 19e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, 43. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films Berlin