Locarno 2016 - Fuori Concorso
Filmmaker Corinna Belz explores the enigma that is Peter Handke: from the portrait of a young man of the Austrian countryside who wrote his way onto the literary center stage, to his current life at home in the Paris suburbs. For more than five decades, this timid yet often provocative man has devoted himself to writing: poems, essays, novels, plays, screenplays. The rhythm and precision of his language, the long, pulsating sentences, the invention and examination of reality – all elements behind this unmistakable voice in modern literature. At home, Peter Handke shares his passion for mushrooms, needlepoint and pensive walks in his wooded surroundings. Encounters include intense conversations, a huge cache of personal Polaroids from the 70s, and a cosmos of handwritten notebooks...
An intimate portrait of a literary luminary from the award-winning director of GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING.