The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Le temps de rêver

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


Presented in Quebec City at the MNBAQ

World Premiere

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 Montreal on March 22nd and 29th.


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

Filmography | Shape qui rit (2017) ; Festivals, le nouvel eldorado (2016) ; Jumping the Shadows (2015) ; in-between matters (2014) ; Reflections (2013) ; Two Left Hands (2011)

Screenings playing this movie