Hairy

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Switzerland | |
German | Subtitles in French
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Synopsis

Presented in partnership with SWISS FILMS

North American Premiere – Director in attendance

Spotlight: Country – Switzerland. Hairy, tame, and sensual, this documentary directed by Swiss artist Anka Schmid likes splitting hairs about the human mane, with both humour and finesse. A refined composition of filmed footage, archive pictures, and animated sequences, punctuated by autobiographical interjections. This film offers a passionate look at our hairy parts in our daily lives, in art, and in times of revolution. This varied flow of images acts as the conductor, accompanied by pieces by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Manon, who tie art to politics though the use of skin and hair. A testimony to the social impact hair can have, and a throwback to the director’s artistic career, which once included animating hearts made of curly hair on women’s busts.

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