21st TDF: Greek Premiere

Gentle birdsong filters in through the dense forest vegetation only to be drowned out by the sudden roar of chainsaws. Comprised of 13 stunning 360° panning shots, this enchanting documentary records a peculiar journey: felled trees from Austrian forests are transported to the Amazonian jungle, in a course reversed as to the one expected. A gentle ironic reference to the renowned work of Henry David Thoreau, which highlights man’s endless battle against nature.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Daniel Zimmermann
Script: Daniel Zimmermann
Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
Editing: Bernhard Braunstein
Sound: Karoline Heflin, Klaus Kellermann
Production: Beauvoir Films
Producers: Aline Schmid
Co-production: Schweizer Radio, Fernsehen
Art Direction: Bernhard Braunstein, Gerald Kerkletz, Amanda Piña
Camera: Michael Krischan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 106΄
Contact: Pascale Ramonda, pascale@pascaleramonda.com
Awards/Distinctions: Special Prize of the Jury – Karlovy Vary IFF 2018, Emerging Swiss Talent Award – Zurich Film Festival 2018

Daniel Zimmermann


2002 Bobrennen im Sommer | Bobsleigh Racing in Summer (short)
2007 Lauberhornrennen im Sommer | Downhill Skiing in Summer (short)
2010 Stick Climbing (short)
2012 Go and Talk to Your Goverment (short)
2018 Walden