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Daniel Schmid, dreamer and poet of swiss cinema



The films of Daniel Schmid are dreams that go beyond the realistic mainstream movies. The characters live in a parallel world and in the memories. In HECATE an employee of an ambassady in north africa gets lost with his girlfriend. In HORS SAISON the narrator, son of hotel owners like the director of the film, looks back to the great days of a grand hotel which is now closed. Even the popular film BERESINA provoques Switzerland with the utopy of the end of Switzerland. As for the documentaries, Schmid is known for the repectful feeling he has with the protagonists, both with the residence of retired opera singers in BACIO DI TOSCA and with the japanese theatre in THE WRITTEN FACE.