Even as a child, Daniel Schmid knew that there was a hidden world, caught between reality and imagination. Jaberg and Hofmann’s film takes us on a cinematic journey through the life and work of Daniel Schmid, one of the most unusual artists within Swiss film. Born into a hotelier family of the 1940s in the village of Flims, surrounded by snow covered mountains, visited by exotic guests from around the world, Daniel Schmid always was a dreamer. As a boy he told stories to his grandmother and with the hotel lobby as his stage he became a storyteller to remain so for the rest of his life. The young filmmakers offer a mysterious kaleidoscope of people and places related to the director.

plakat Documentary, CH 2010, 83′

Directors Pascal Hofmann and Benny Jaberg

Original version
German, English, French, Japnese