Amka Films Productions SA
 
 
GLORIOUS EXIT
a documentary film by Kevin Merz
Switzerland 2008, beta digital, 75', o.v. English/German, sbt. English
..

FESTIVALS AND PRIZES

Festival del film Locarno “Appellations Suisse", 2008
Real Life Documentary Film Festival, international competition, Accra (Ghana), 2008 – Grand Prix Award
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland 2008
Cinéma du réel, Paris 2008

Astra Film Festival, Sibiu (Romania) 2010 - Special Jury Award for Best Cinema Narrative

Terre Alte… emozioni dal mondo Festival, Milano (Italy) 2008 – Walter Mosley Award - ex aequo

Festival de Cine Internacional, Ourense (Spain) 2008 - Best documentary Award

 

WEB

>glorious exit

GLORIOUS EXIT Film
..

SYNOPSIS

Jarreth Merz, an actor of Swiss and Nigerian origins living in Los Angeles, ends up facing his roots when he is been told that his father is dead. Following the Nigerian tradition, in fact, the eldest son has to take care of the funeral of his father. But who is this unknown father? Why does Jarreth feel a moral obligation towards a family he hardly knows and who has never really been interested in him? Jarreth begins a journey to discover his father through the tales of the people who knew him and a country that doesn’t belong to him even if it is part of his life. Confronting himself with traditions that challenge his beliefs, from Los Angeles to Nigeria Jarreth will face this decisive chapter of his life and the changes that will follow.

CREDITS

Director and cinematography: Kevin Merz

With: Jarreth Merz

 

Production: Amka Films Productions, RSI-Swiss Television

 

In collaboration with Urban Republic

With the support of the Republic of Canton Ticino, FilmPlus of Italian Switzerland

 

International sales: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises

..

PHOTOS

GLORIOUS EXIT Film
GLORIOUS EXIT Film
GLORIOUS EXIT Film