The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Le temps de rêver

Switzerland | 2018 | 32 min
French | Subtitles in English
Music: Bulb
Director: Steven Blatter, William Morris


World Premiere - In attendance of the Directors Steven Blatter and William Morris, March 22.

Le temps de rêver is a documentary on Walter Mafli, a Swiss painter who lived 102 years. He died in 2018, soon after this film was completed. Mafli had almost totally lost his vision when the documentary was shot. Yet, he went to the studio every day to experience freedom, laid down on paper. He relates why he has continued to create, never stopping, through two world wars, the frenzy of the modern world, and different art movements, always remaining faithful and devoted to his art. A message of faith in life, humanity, and the beauty of both. Time suspended in a frantic world.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 19th.


William Morris

William Morris is an English director who lives and works in Switzerland. He has over 15 years' experience in the television industry, primarily in sports production directing short films and promos. His work has taken him around the world and brought him in contact with different cultures and traditions. Since 2014 William has been freelance and, as a keen photographer with a special interest in art and music, has researched artists' lives and translated their vision onto screen.
Filmography | Reflections (2013) ; The Score (2012)

Steven Blatter

Steven Blatter, born in 1978 in Nyon, has a true passion for video and cinema. In 1998 he joined a production company in Geneva where he was trained as cameraman, sound engineer and editor. Three years later it became his new profession and he started as self employed in the video business. It was in 2003 when Progressive Pictures was born, which he co-founded with a friend. Under this pseudonym he produced a number of video clips, short films, documentaries and advertisements.
Filmography | Shape qui rit (2017) ; Festivals, le nouvel eldorado (2016) ; Jumping the Shadows (2015) ; in-between matters (2014) ; Reflections (2013) ; Two Left Hands (2011)

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