A Glorious Mess
Messies, ein sch÷nes Chaos
Messes: a fine line between genius and excessiveness, ingenuity and overload. It is an intimate view over an irritating yet fascinating phenomenon. Do they dominate the chaos or does the chaos dominate them? "A Glorious Mess" gives complex insight into the everyday life of four hoarders. We go caving around their full treasure vaults, we discover their ingenious inventions and their dangerous makeshift things, and we browse through their vast archives. We experience the conflicts arising from their otherness when they have to deal with relatives, neighbors and institutions.
Ulrich Grossenbacher (b. 1958 in Langenthal, Switzerland) studied at the School of Applied Arts in Basel. He subsequently worked as an artist and an art restorer. From 1994 he attended film courses at the School of Applied Arts in Berne, worked as a freelance cameraman and a director. His first feature documentary "Hippie Masala: Forever in India" (2006) was screened at the Locarno Festival. He is a member of the Swiss Film Academy.
Selected filmography: "Hippie Masala: Forever in India" (2006, doc), "A Glorious Mess" (2011, doc, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Switzerland
- Runtime: 117 min.
- Director: Ulrich Grossenbacher
- Screenwriters: Thomas Moll, Ulrich Grossenbacher
- Producer: Ulrich Grossenbacher
- Cinematographer: Ulrich Grossenbacher
- Company: Fair & Ugly filmproduktion GmbH
- Dialogs: German, French, English
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T