CH 2006 67'
Director: Lucienne Lanaz
Script: Lucienne Lanaz
Camera: Hans-Toni Aschwanden, Eleonore Dubulluit, Lucienne Lanaz
Sound: Dieter Meyer
Editing: Lucienne Lanaz, Charles D. Fischer
Music: Crumhorns "Piffaro"
The house "banneret Wisard", built in 1535, is one of the most ancient dwellings in the Bernese Jura and has been listed as a historic monument of national importance. The association "la maison du Banneret Wisard" was started by a group of enthusiasts in 1990. It has committed itself, together with the Bernese heritage league, to restore the old building, while keeping to its distinctive architecture, and to ensure the upkeep, revive the kitchen cum smoke room, the bread oven, living quarters, the barn and surroundings.
The film is like a kaleidoscope of pictures relating the up and downs of this unusual house during its renovation. It touches on the various activities and events taking place today and gives space to the privileged participants in this adventure, including a wink to the last inhabitant, Fritz Marti, who talks about his simple life.
The way personal emotions are expressed at the core of the document, speaks for itself. The elderly, a little nostalgic: The voluntary workers, proud of the work accomplished: The crafts people, touched to rediscover their knowledge of old working methods: Those of surprised youngsters discovering their astounding heritage.