Festival Year: 2016

Matthias von Gunten

Roles: Director

Gunten received a film education at the University of Television and Film Munich . His final film was Quelle Günther , an 80-minute feature film, which premiered at the Solothurner Filmtagen.  After a few years in Berlin, Gunten returned to Switzerland. Since 1980, he has been working as a film editor, camera manager and assistant director. Since 1995 he has been a freelance film director and film producer. With the film Reisen in the Landesinnere (1988), he won film tours. His essay film Max Frisch Citoyen was published by Suhrkamp Verlag. In 2011, he made a 50-minute essay film about Max Frisch’s Swiss film on the occasion of the centennial of Max Frisch’s attempt to film his Zurich transit film: Max Frisch: Zurich Transit. In 2014, he published ThuleTuvalu , a documentary film in Thule (North Greenland) and in Tuvalu (a Pacific island state), which is about how human life is fundamentally changing because of global warming in both places: in Thule because the ice , Which the Inuit inhabit since 2000 years, more and more, in Tuvalu, because the sea rises ever more because of the ice melting on the poles of the earth. ThuleTuvalu has been shown at several international festivals, Gunten lives in Zurich. His production company is called Odyssey Film.

Festival Year: 2016


Thule Tuvalu

(US, 2013, 98min)