Section:

Resuns

Echoes

Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Switzerland, 2014, 51 Min

Can a language also provide a home? In remote villages located across the canton of Graubünden around 35,000 people speak Romansch. In this poem constructed from imagery, sound, song and nursery rhyme the directors catch the echo of an endangered language.

Earthling Productions

Although it numbers amongst the four national languages of Switzerland, the prevalence and use of Romansch is falling rapidly. This film is no of the causes thereof however, instead taking a poetic look at the significance of language in shaping individual identity. In doing so language and landscape are interwoven in the shape of Romansch' characteristic intonation and the region's craggy peaks and peaceful valleys. Akin to the way in which the locals live in unison with the nature that surrounds them and the changing of the seasons, Romansch would also appear to belong to a natural state of affairs.

Though providing an intimate snapshot, RESUNS nevertheless makes us painfully aware of the irreplaceable lost represented by the potential loss of this, and in fact any little-spoken language. GL

Format
DCP | colour
Script
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Photography
Céline Carridroit
Sound
Félix Blume
Editing
Martin Stricker
Cast
Andriu Alig, Göri Klainguti, Gisula Tscharner, Annina Sedláček
Producer
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit, Damien Molineaux
Production
Earthling Productions
Co-Production
RTS, RTR, SRF, RSI
Contact
Earthling Productions
Aline Suter
8, rue de la Coulouvrenière
1204 Genève
Switzerland
Tel.: +41.22.550.04 13
resuns@earthling-prod.net
www.earthling-prod.net
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit

Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit -  

Aline Suter
– born 1982 in Genève, Switzerland. In 2006, she completed her studies in the history of cinema, Spanish and Rheto Romance. Subsequently she went on to work as a programmer and press attaché for various film festivals. Suter currently works as a videographer and filmmaker, whilst also organising video workshops.

Céline Carridroit
– born 1982 in Paris, France. She holds a degree from the Haute École des Arts Appliqués in Genève Switzerland and graduated in documentary directing from École du Doc in Lussas, France, in 2006In 2012, she founded the Les films de la caravane production company.

Movies
Aline Suter:
CANORTA – RESUNS DAD IN VIADI RUMANTSCH (2013, short, doc)

Céline Carridroit:
LA COULEUR QU’ON A DERRIÈRE LES YEUX (2006, short, doc)
ILS M’INDIQUENT LE NORD (2012, short, doc)
CANORTA – RESUNS DAD IN VIADI RUMANTSCH (2013, short, doc)