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L’ombrello di Beatocello

Friday 13 July, 18:30, Ex Macello, Lugano



by Georges Gachot, Switzerland 2012, 82', VO D, CHD, F, E, Khmer, st. f


It was in 1996 that the director Georges Gachot began to track the story of the doctor/cellist Beat Richner and of his children hospitals in Cambodia. This film retraces the unusual humanitarian and artistic path of this particular Swiss individual who is 64 today.

It is the story of a doctor, of his encounter with a country just out of a war, of his passion for music. An image remains embedded in our memory: in the inner courtyard of a hospital, a man plays on the cello an aria which inspires serenity, an image that summarizes this incredible life.

The director will be present at the screening.