Thomas Imbach

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Thomas Imbach (2014)

Thomas Imbach (born December 19, 1962 in Lucerne ) is a Swiss filmmaker .

Live and act

After a short period of study at the University of Basel (history and philosophy), Thomas Imbach began making his first feature films . In his previous work, Imbach has explored the boundaries between fiction and documentary film , film and video, as well as traditional cinema craft and new technologies.

He was one of the first filmmakers to use handycams for cinema productions, thus pushing the boundaries of working with amateur actors in films like Well Done and Ghetto . Since Happiness Is a Warm Gun (2001) he has continued the methods he developed from the documentary with actors.

Thomas Imbach is currently considered one of the most idiosyncratic and consistent Swiss filmmakers.

He has received various international awards for his work. Imbach also teaches regularly at various film schools. Thomas Imbach lives with his partner, the filmmaker Andrea Štaka , and his two sons in Zurich .



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Individual evidence

  1. SRF-Kultur from August 7, 2018, conversation between Thomas Imbach and the film critic Michael Sennhauser, one-love