Peter Mettler
(Canada)

Based both in Switzerland and Canada, Peter Mettler (born 1958, Toronto) is fiercely independent but also a supporter of his fellow artists's independent creativity, having collaborated with numerous filmmakers, artists and musicians such as Werner Penzel, Michael Ondaatje, Atom Egoyan, Peter Weber, Fred Frith, Jim O'Rourke, Tom Kuo, Alexandra Rockingham Gill, Robert Lepage, Andreas Züst, and many others.

Melding intuitive processes with drama, essay, experiment or documentation, his own films hold a unique and influential position in creative expression, not only in film but also in new art forms where cinema and other disciplines merge. Meditations on our world, rooted in personal experience, his works reflect the visions and wonder of their characters and of their audiences alike. Mettler’s films have garnered many prizes and been the focus of several retrospectives internationally.

Additional artistic activities include a wide range of ongoing engagements in music, dance and photography. Over the years Mettler has presented photographic gallery exhibitions in Europe and Canada. More recently he has been experimenting with live sound and image mixing performances with a diversity of musical artists in an extremity of locales ranging from radio theatres to dance clubs and wilderness locations.

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Films
Filmography
Lancalot Freely
1980
Scissere
1982
Eastern Avenue
1985
The Top of His Head
1989
Tectonic Plates
1992
Picture of Light
1994
Balifilm
1996
Gambling, Gods and LSD
2002
Away
2007
Shostakovitch / Notes in Silence
2007
Persepolis
2009
The End of Time
2012
Broken Land
2014
Becoming Animal
2018

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