STAND UP MY BEAUTY
It’s a long and rocky road, but Nardos has her eyes set firmly on her goal. At a time when her country and her own life are in upheaval, the singer of traditional Ethiopian Azmari music wants to use her songs to give a voice to women who are often stuck with their hopes and dreams behind closed doors. Christian Lösch
We present the international premiere of the film.
Writer: Heidi Specogna. Camera: Johann Feindt. Sound: Benjamin Simon, Oswald Schwander. Editing: Kaya Inan. Music: Hans Koch. Production: FAMA FILM AG. Producer: Rolf Schmid. Length: 110 min. International Sales: Deckert Distribution. Distribution: déjà-vu Film.
No youth rating
After studying journalism in Zurich, the Swiss filmmaker attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and founded the production company Specogna Film in 1990. Since 2003 she has been a lecturer for documentary film at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. Her numerous awards include the Grimme Prizes in 2008 and 2018 and the Konrad Wolf Prize of the Academy of Arts, Berlin 2019.
In its Hommage 2022, DOK.fest München is dedicated to the pioneer of Swiss documentary film, who focuses on the global south in a special way, and presents six of her films.
CAHIER AFRICAIN, DE/CH 2016, 119 min.
CARTE BLANCHE, DE/CH 2011, 91 min.
DAS KURZE LEBEN DES JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ, DE/CH 2006, 94 min.
DAS SCHIFF DES TORJÄGERS, DE/CH 2010, 94 min.
DECKNAME ROSA, CH/DE 1993, 85 min.
PEPE MUJICA – DER PRÄSIDENT, DE/CH 2014, 96 min.
STAND UP MY BEAUTY, CH/DE 2021, 110 min.
TANIA – LA GUERRILLERA, CH/DE 1991, 90 min.
TUPAMAROS, DE/CH 1997, 93 min.
ZEIT DER ROTEN NELKEN, DE 2004, 98 min.
Homage Heidi Specogna
The view into the foreign life and the curiosity for the other perspective permeate the cinematic work of the award-winning Swiss director Heidi Specogna. In our homage, we present six films from four decades of her artistic work.