Parents

Original title: Wir Eltern
Director: Eric Bergkraut, Ruth Schweikert
Cast: Elisabeth Niederer, Eric Bergkraut, Elia Bergkraut, Ruben Bergkraut, Orell Bergkraut, Zohra Shetab
Country: Switzerland
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 94
Language: Swiss German
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Pluto Film
Section: Generation

A married couple from Zurich is convinced they have done the best for their children's upbringing. The kids, however, disagree. Although they live in Switzerland, peace never reigns in the household, just a truce. The umbilical cord is finally cut when it's the parents who leave home instead of the children. This portrait of a family on the verge of a nervous breakdown is a project of two spouses who cast their own children in the film, thus creating a unique auto-fictional comedy.

Eric Bergkraut, Ruth Schweikert

He is a documentary director who predominantly focuses on Russia (Citizen Khodorkovsky, 2015). Parents, which he made with his wife Ruth Schweikert, is his feature live-action debut. / She is a Swiss writer who gained early recognition in the literary world with Erdnüsse; Totschlagen (1994), a collection of short stories about women living in damaged relationships whose hopelessness is passed on from generation to generation.

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