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The Fool on the Hill

World Premiere

The Fool on the Hill

Miriam Ernst

Switzerland | 2021 | 1 h 26 min
Swiss German |
Subtitles: English
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When does a family heritage of creativity become a burden? In this personal, whimsical documentary, Miriam Ernst accompanies her father, the Swiss artist Jürg U. Ernst, as he spends eight years building the strange sculpture park called Gnomengarten, which has become famous throughout Switzerland. Suffering from various health problems, Jürg Ernst decides to close his garden for good, although he doesn’t abandon the creativity that lives within him. The film imaginatively recounts the life of this artist who is both ordinary and extraordinary.
Editing Miriam Ernst, Dennis Mabry
Director Miriam Ernst
Sound Florentin Tudor
Cinematographer Miriam Ernst
Cinematography Stefano Bertacchini
Music Patrik Zeller

In Partnership with


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Thursday, march 24, 2022, 04:30 p.m. — 06:30 p.m.


Miriam Ernst

Miriam Ernst

Miriam Ernst was born in 1981 in Berne (Switzerland) and grew up in an artistic environment. After a training as a primary school teacher, she studied Science of Theater and Film at the Universities of Berne and Zurich (2009).
In 2014, Miriam Ernst applied to the National Film and Television School (UK) with a film about a tradition from the region in which she had been raised and was selected for a two-year course MA Directing Documentary. Her graduation film was nominated for a Grierson and two Royal Television Society awards, winning for Best Editing.
Miriam has been working as a freelance director and cinematographer, directing her own films as well as commissioned work.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
The Sunflower Inn (2016)
Apartment 9 (2013)
From The Mountain Into The Valley (2012)

In the same session

Centre Canadien d’Architecture

Thursday, march 24, 2022, 04:30 p.m.

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