Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler (born September 7, 1958) is a Swiss-Canadian film director and cinematographer. He is best known for his unique, intuitive approach to documentary, evinced by such films as Picture of Light (1994), Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002), and The End of Time (2012). "His peripatetic lens is ever gravitating toward outsiders in search of ecstatic states," writes José Teodoro in Brick, "strange spectacles that defy straightforward documentation, and sacred places that promise some metaphysical deliverance. There are precedents for his methodologies—the films of Chris Marker and Werner Herzog come to mind—but Mettler’s gifts as an open and unobtrusive interviewer and his capacity to discover shared sensibilities between people of vastly diverse cultures and creeds feels singular."

Mettler has worked as a cinematographer on films by Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald, and Jennifer Baichwal, and has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Michael Ondaatje, Fred Frith, Jim O'Rourke, Jane Siberry, Robert Lepage, Edward Burtynsky, Greg Hermanovic, Richie Hawtin, Neil Young, Jeremy Narby, Franz Treichler and Emma Davie. Since 2005, Mettler has extended his artistic practice to the realm of live digital image-mixing, collaborating with a diverse array of musicians, dancers, poets, and multimedia artists in a wide range of locales, from theatres and cinemas to dance clubs and wilderness retreats.

Mettler was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge in the 1980s from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave.

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Vorname:Peter
Geburtsdatum:07.09.1958 (♍ Jungfrau)
Geburtsort:Toronto
Alter:63Jahre 2Monate 29Tage
Nationalität:Kanada
Sprachen:Englisch;
Geschlecht:♂männlich
Berufe:Filmregisseur, Kameramann, Fotograf, Drehbuchautor,

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Datenstand: 06.12.2021 15:04:19Uhr