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Glow
© Onix Film
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Gabriel Baur

IMAGE

Patrick Tresch

SON

Jan Gassmann, Birte Gerstenkorn, Reto Stamm

MONTAGE

Jeanne Vites, Mary Leidescher

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Michael Künstle

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Onix Film GmbH

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Cineworx GmbH

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0004-5DCD-0000-W-0000-0000-F
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Elle était muse, mannequin et performeuse, une étoile, flamboyante et intense. Lady Shiva a réussi à échapper à la prostitution de rue et à atteindre les plus grands sommets, elle a vécu à cent à l’heure avant de mourir tragiquement jeune. Elle rêvait de devenir chanteuse. Avec ses compagnons de route, nous nous lançons sur les traces de sa vie et d’une époque d’effervescence torride qui éveille et suscite, aujourd’hui encore, la nostalgie. L’histoire d’un destin de femme fulgurant et d’un grand rêve. D’un indomptable désir de liberté dans sa beauté et sa force destructrice – d’une amitié et d’un amour émouvants.

"Someone who glows so brightly is not going to grow old," Fellini once prophesied about Irene Staub aka Lady Shiva, one of the greatest of all Swiss divas. Thanks to her aura and self-mystification, many doors opened to her during Zürich’s exuberant years between 1968 and late ’80s. Discovered by a pioneer of Swiss fashion design, Irene managed to make the break from streetwalking to the art scene in-crowd. She worked successfully as a model, muse and performer, and pursued her dream of becoming a singer, starting out in a legendary Zürich underground band. But she lived life in the fast lane. Torn between the stress and strain of success, a yearning for freedom and self-destructive urges, she died far too young under circumstances that were never fully cleared up. With archival footage, including material never shown to the public before and featuring a number of her prominent contemporaries, this film carries us back to a vibrant age of boundless possibilities, in which the sky seemed the only limit for people like Lady Shiva, an age that to this day still kindles a yearning in us. Glow by Gabriel Baur tells the story of a rebel‘s odyssey in search of identity - and a stirring friendship and love. ​

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