Archive of films Julian / Julian
2015, 20 min
Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
The prospect of the approaching end often leads us to look back on our lives. In director Julia Furer’s emotion-packed documentary, harpsichord maker Julian has exactly two months left, during which time he must make his last instrument. But he must also come to terms with the past and admit to himself that you can’t seal yourself off behind the walls of a workshop to keep the world at bay.
“I’ve got two months left. And in this time, I’ve got to do work that would normally take a year,” says harpsichord maker Julian, looking around his workshop. It is a place where time seems to have stopped, which suits this man who would rather forget about his existence. The past and its old wounds are reminiscent merely of faded artifacts, and until, in a premonition of the approaching end, he is forced to deal with them, he needn’t even remember. Julia Furer’s emotion-packed movie portrays an uncommon person whose approach to life makes relative the question “what is its end?”
About the director
Julia Furer (b. 1990, Saxeten, Switzerland) first worked as a graphic designer and photographer. After successfully completing F+F, a Zurich school focused on art and media design, she went on to study documentary filmmaking at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, earning a bachelor’s in 2015 with the documentary Julian. To date her filmography includes several short documentaries and experimental films.
About the film
|Section:||Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow|
|Dir. of Photography:||Julia Furer|
|Production:||Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst, Studienrichtung Video|
|Coproduction:||Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Urs Augsburger|
|Contact:||Julia Furer, Swiss Films|