THEY CHASED ME THROUGH ARIZONA

by Matthias Huser

HD, color, 86’, 2014

coproduction with Lava Film, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, SRF Schweizer Fernsehen

original version: Polish

Festival Selections: Official selection Festival del Film Locarno 2014, Concorso Cineasti del Presente; Festival del Film Locarno 2014, Concorso Cineasti del Presente; 50th Solothurn Film Festival; Bafici; Shanghai IFF; Gydnia Fllm Festival Polen; Festival Mlodtzi I Film Warsaw; Der Neue Heimatfilm, Five Lakes Film Festival

The analogue era is over and apparently so is the marriage of Leonard and Marbella. Leonard’s last work is to dismantle the telephone booths scattered in the countryside. For the job he gets a driver - Ben - a convict on parole. The two men drive among flat landscapes and postindustrial sites in a pick-up truck. Leonard’s only refuge from maneuvering in the unmapped territory of human connections becomes an old western novel.