Archive of films Julian / Julian

2015, 20 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2016

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?”

Anna Purkrábková

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.


Julia Furer

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Julia Furer
Dir. of Photography: Julia Furer
Music: Moritz Widrig
Editor: Amaury Berger
Producer: Edith Flückiger
Production: Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst, Studienrichtung Video
Coproduction: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Urs Augsburger
Contact: Julia Furer, Swiss Films


Julia Furer

Film Director


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