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Anka Schmid

Switzerland | 2017 | 52 min
German |
Subtitles: French
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Hairy, tame, and sensual, human hair is examined with a fine-tooth comb in this humorous and subtle documentary by Swiss artist Anka Schmid. The sophisticated mix of real footage, archival footage and animated sequences, punctuated by autobiographical excerpts, offers a fascinating look at the hairy parts of the body in everyday life, in art and in revolt. This vast flow of images offers a thread of discussion with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Manon, who connect art to politics by using skin and hair. They testify to the social impact of hair and bring us back to the artistic career of the director who, while still a student, had already animated hearts made of curly hair on female breasts.
Director Anka Schmid
Author Anka Schmid
Editing Marina Wernli
Narration Sophie Rois
Sound Markus Graber
Sound mixing Christian Beusch
Cinematography Daniel Leippert
Animation Anka Schmid
Costumes Dorothea Schmid
Music Dominik Blumer, Thomi Christ, Roman Lerch


Anka Schmid

Anka Schmid

Anka Schmid, born in 1961, studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) 1984 – 1990. She works as a filmmaker, video artist and media lecturer. Internationally renowned for her documentary films, she has made films for the cinema and television as well as art videos and installations since 1986. She has been honored with numerous awards and participated in solo and group exhibitions. Her movies were shown at international film festivals as Sundance, Locarno, Nyon, Berlinale, Paris, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc. In Hairy she consolidates her artistic versatility to create a multifaceted essay.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
La Dada – King Deer (2016) ; Wild Women – Gentle Beasts (2015) ; Fe-Male (2014) ; Marzili Badi (2012) ; Against All Odds (2011) ; Isa Hesse – Rabinovitch (2009) ; Yello – Electropop Made in Switzerland (2005) ; The Miracle of the Engadin (Das Engadiner Wunder) (2000) ; Little Sister (1998) ; Magic Matterhorn (1995) ; Hinter Verschlossenen Türen (1991) ; Techqua Ikachi, Land – My Life (1989) ; Habibi – A Love Letter (1986).

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