GIANERICA – The Artist Couple Erica und Gian Pedretti

 

Documentary film 55′, 2019

Idea : Vincenzo Baviera

Scriptwriter and director : Lucienne Lanaz

Co-scriptwriter : Bärbel Dalichow

Camera : Hans-Toni Aschwanden

Sound : Nadja Gubser / Janosch Röthlisberger

Editing : Hans-Toni Aschwanden / Ruth Bartlome

Music : Corin Curschellas

Coordinator : René Graber

Bestgirl : Julie Pozner

Bestboy : Willy Schild

Voices : Miriam Japp / Charlotte Heinimann / Dominik Zeltner

Translations : Daniela Cavadini / Sylvie Charmillot / Geneviève Clavel / Caspar Pult

Sound mix : Rolf Büttikofer, Zone 33

Encoding/Subtitling : Sophie Laesslé et Alain Laesslé Concepts

Collaborator : Martigna Pedretti

Graphics : Mary Jo Fahrny

Production : JURA-FILMS, Grandval

Distribution : JURA-FILMS “Contact

With the support of :

Aries Felix, Blüchert-Stiftung Walter F., Carré d’Art, Commune La Neuveville, Corymbo Stiftung, Gemeinde Celerina, Göhner Ernst Stiftung, Kanton Bern, Erziehungsdirektion, Amt für Kultur, Kanton Graubünden, Erziehungs-, Kultur- und Umweltschutzdepartement, Kanton St. Gallen, Amt für Kultur, Kulturförderung, Kreisamt Oberengadin, Kulturförderungskommission, Region Maloja, Kresau 4-Stiftung, Municipalité de Grandval, Mussard Claire-Annette, Sandoz Family Office, Soroptimist Club Biel-Bienne, Spinner Regula

Synopsis

Artist Gian Pedretti (* 1924) says that poetry is a way to counter misfortune and injustice. From their youth, Gian and his wife, renowned writer and artist Erica Pedretti (* 1930), who reached the age of wisdom, devoted themselves to art in this sense. How were they able to maintain the balance between life and art, raising five children together and living temporarily in poverty?

The film about Erica and Gian Pedretti draws on the sensuality of the works they bring together for their probably last joint exhibition, and reflects in cinematic images and flashbacks the unusual lingering attachment of this couple. Both are rather thrifty about themselves and their art – so there are still cinematic observations of people and their works, so viewers can experience the poetry and beauty of this particular way of working and living.

In this cinematographic journey, the two artists share their world with us through their thought and creativity, their past and their daily life. With their wisdom, they open our eyes to the beauty and love of people as they like themselves: their legacy for posterity.

 

GIANERICA – The Artist Couple Erica und Gian Pedretti

 

Documentary film 55′, 2019

Idea : Vincenzo Baviera

Scriptwriter and director : Lucienne Lanaz

Co-scriptwriter : Bärbel Dalichow

Camera : Hans-Toni Aschwanden

Sound : Nadja Gubser / Janosch Röthlisberger

Editing : Hans-Toni Aschwanden / Ruth Bartlome

Music : Corin Curschellas

Coordinator : René Graber

Bestgirl : Julie Pozner

Bestboy : Willy Schild

Voices : Miriam Japp / Charlotte Heinimann / Dominik Zeltner

Translations : Daniela Cavadini / Sylvie Charmillot / Geneviève Clavel / Caspar Pult

Sound mix : Rolf Büttikofer, Zone 33

Encoding/Subtitling : Sophie Laesslé et Alain Laesslé Concepts

Collaborator : Martigna Pedretti

Graphics : Mary Jo Fahrny

Production : JURA-FILMS, Grandval

Distribution : JURA-FILMS “Contact

With the support of :

Aries Felix, Blüchert-Stiftung Walter F., Carré d’Art, Commune La Neuveville, Corymbo Stiftung, Gemeinde Celerina, Göhner Ernst Stiftung, Kanton Bern, Erziehungsdirektion, Amt für Kultur, Kanton Graubünden, Erziehungs-, Kultur- und Umweltschutzdepartement, Kanton St. Gallen, Amt für Kultur, Kulturförderung, Kreisamt Oberengadin, Kulturförderungskommission, Region Maloja, Kresau 4-Stiftung, Municipalité de Grandval, Mussard Claire-Annette, Sandoz Family Office, Soroptimist Club Biel-Bienne, Spinner Regula

Synopsis

Artist Gian Pedretti (* 1924) says that poetry is a way to counter misfortune and injustice. From their youth, Gian and his wife, renowned writer and artist Erica Pedretti (* 1930), who reached the age of wisdom, devoted themselves to art in this sense. How were they able to maintain the balance between life and art, raising five children together and living temporarily in poverty?

The film about Erica and Gian Pedretti draws on the sensuality of the works they bring together for their probably last joint exhibition, and reflects in cinematic images and flashbacks the unusual lingering attachment of this couple. Both are rather thrifty about themselves and their art – so there are still cinematic observations of people and their works, so viewers can experience the poetry and beauty of this particular way of working and living.

In this cinematographic journey, the two artists share their world with us through their thought and creativity, their past and their daily life. With their wisdom, they open our eyes to the beauty and love of people as they like themselves: their legacy for posterity.