Language
Taal
Langue
French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
75'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

After 44 years, film director Boris Lehman returns to Lausanne, the city where he was born on the 3rd of March 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived in Lausanne for a year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee from Belgium during the German occupation, they reached neutral Switzerland after a clandestine journey through France. Boris Lehman has no memory of the episode at all. His parents are dead, all witnesses have disappeared. Armed only with a few documents and photographs found in a cardboard box, he wanders through Lausanne, searching here and there for some signs that would indicate his presence, his early life, gathering as it were the evidence of his very existence. But the city remains silent and distant. Meetings will usher in stories, irresistibly leading Boris to deal directly or indirectly with the subject of his birth, indissolubly linked with the lake whose French name ‘Léman’ so resembles his own.

“In making films, I am seeking to exist, to make myself loved. I need a camera to be able to see, meet people, to talk to them, enter their space, enter in a relationship. The camera gives me this power"

Boris Lehman

“If I don’t film, I don’t see anything, I don’t remember anything, neither trees nor faces. If I film them, I can forget them. My film is my memory, a catalogue of facts and gestures, a (very incomplete) inventory of my life.”

Boris Lehman

“My films are like fables, and reality is their backdrop. They imitate the simple form of a diary, they are autobiographical, since they often deal with a quest for identity and a search for origins, and I often appear in them as a subject and as a character.”

Boris Lehman

À la recherche du lieu de ma naissance (Boris Lehman, 1990)
Language
Taal
Langue
French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
75'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Alain Blum, Simon Bohler, Freddy Buache, Paulette Cyngiser, Lionel El Kaïm, Tito Fiero, Pierre Izard, Zalek Kalb-Beller, Christiane Kolla, Hélène Lapiower, Marie Christine Marville, Gaston Pillet, Jozy Potasznik, Jacques Romain, Dominique Scheder, Georges Vadnaï, Barbara Vogt
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Boris Lehman
Image
Beeld
Image
Patrice Cologne, Aldo Mugnier, Antoine-Marie Meert
Sound
Geluid
Son
Laurent Barbey, Martin Stricker, Henri Morelle
Editing
Montage
Montage
Daniel Devalck
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Thierry Delor
Production
Productie
Production
Dovfilm
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
Amidon-Paterson film, CBA, LA SEPT
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
Fonds télévisuel du Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique, l’Atelier des Jeunes Cinéastes, la Fondation Vaudoise pour le cinéma, la ville de Genève, l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels à Genève, la Cinémathèque Suisse