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The Mies van der Rohes - A Female Family Saga

Quebec Premiere

The Mies van der Rohes — A Female Family Saga

Sabine Gisiger

Switzerland | 2022 | 1 h 20 min
English, German |
Subtitles: English
Jouer Trailer
An epic family saga set in the era of modernism, told through the women surrounding the iconic architect Mies van der Rohe. His wife Ada, his daughters Georgia, Manna, and Traudel, and his lover Lilly Reich embrace the opportunities of the new era, but also suffer the constraints of old patterns. The golden 1920s, the increasingly barbaric 1930s, and finally the war. A disturbing family story that uses films, pictures, and previously unseen documents to paint a moral portrait of modernity – from a female perspective.
Overview of some festivals:
Solothurn Filmdays, Switzerland (2023)
Architecture FF Rotterdam, Netherlands (2023)
Architecture & Design FF New York, United States (2023)
Architecture & Design FF Toronto, Canada (2023)
Hofer Filmtage, Germany (2023)
Director Sabine Gisiger
Author Sabine Gisiger
Editing Barbara Weber
Camera Helena Vagnières
Sound mixing Peter Bräker
Music Balz Bachmann

In Partnership with


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Thursday, march 21, 2024, 05:30 p.m. — 07:15 p.m.


Sabine Gisiger

Sabine Gisiger

Sabine Gisiger, born in 1959 in Zurich, studied history in Zurich and Pisa and graduated in 1988 with a dissertation on the history of maids. In 1989 she trained as a television journalist at Swiss Television and then worked for years as a reporter. Since 1990 Sabine Gisiger has been making documentaries as a freelance filmmaker. In 2000 her documentary DO IT, which she made together with Marcel Zwingli, attracted international attention and in 2001 she received the film prize for the best Swiss documentary. She had further international success with the feature films GAMBIT, GURU and YALOM‘S CURE, all nominated for the Swiss Film Award. Since 2002, she has also been a professor of documentary film at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

In the same session

Centre Canadien d’Architecture

Thursday, march 21, 2024, 05:30 p.m.

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