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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1980 - 26 July.3 August

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Category: Edition 1980

The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; Myriam, a redhead into tantric sex; and Marie, a supermarket checker who gives unauthorized discounts to the elderly, search for renewed meaning on a communal farm. The title character, a six-year-old child, is the carrier of their hopes for the future.

Original Title JONAS QUI AURA 25 ANS EN L'AN 2000
Italian Title JONAS CHE AVRÀ 20 ANNI NEL 2000
Category Out of competition
Section Review "Youth Problems in Contemporary Cinematography"
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 1976
Nationality France, Switzerland
Directed by Jean-Luc Bideau
Screenplay John Berger, Alain Tanner
Music Jean-Marie Sénia
Main cast Jean-Luc Bideau, Myriam Boyer, Raymond Bussières, Jacques Denis, Roger Jendly

 regista Alain TannerALAIN TANNER

Alain Tanner (Geneva, 6 December 1929) is a Swiss film director.
Son of a painter and an actress, Tanner studied economics and, in 1951, he founded the university cineclub of Geneva together with Claude Goretta. At 23 he embarks on the merchant marine where he stays two years. From 1955 to 1958, he lives in London where he is passionate about cinema and finds a job at the British Film Institute.
In 1957 he made his first film with Claude Goretta, Nice Time (Picadilly la nuit). The film won the experimental film award at the 1957 Nice Festival.
On his return from Britain, he found work as a director on French-speaking Switzerland where he produced several works, short films and documentaries, including one shot during the Florence flood of December 1966. In 1968 he founded the Group of 5 together with Claude Goretta, Michel Soutter, Jean-Louis Roy and Jean-Jacques Lagrange to promote the young Swiss cinema.
He became known internationally in the seventies, with films such as La salamandra with Bulle Ogier, Jonas who will be twenty years old in 2000 and Charles mort ou vif with whom he won at the Locarno Film Festival.