The Last Campaign
Documentary | 01:22 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTED BY LIONEL RUPP
IN COPRODUCTION WITH ZOOSCOPE (CH)
After four years of Donald Trump’s reign, Jonathan Katz, a Jewish activist from New York, travels across the American Midwest trying to get Bernie Sanders elected president of the United States. Committed body and soul to a revolution through the ballot box, he will find his deepest convictions shaken. During what is, for him as for Bernie, the last campaign, he meets a new generation of activists for whom this is only the first.
Lionel Rupp, Director
Born in 1983 in Meyrin, he grew up in the Lausanne area. He studied at the HEAD in Geneva until 2009. He directed two short films La Forêt and Le Poisson, which were selected and awarded in international festivals. In 2008, he and his brother Adrien founded the transdisciplinary collective Zooscope. Since 2010, he has participated in several works by the collective that are presented in contemporary art spaces as well as in living art festivals. At the same time, he collaborates with visual artists, musicians and theatre directors.
In 2012, he co-directed with his brother Adrien Rupp Quai Ouest, based on the work by Bernard Marie Koltès. He is one of the 10 directors of Heimatland, competing in Locarno and in about fifteen other festivals around the world. He has been working for several years as director of photography for documentary films. In 2017, he directed A Campaign of Their Own, a film about Bernie Sanders’ supporters during the last American elections.
Filmography (selection)A Campaign of Their Own, doc, 2017
Heimatland, fiction, 2015
Quai Ouest, fiction, 2012
- Premiere in Lausanne at the Bellevaux cinema on September 20, 22
- Premiere in La Chaux-de-Fonds at the ABC on September 21, 22
- Premiere in Carouge at the Bio cinema on September 22, 22
- Premiere in Oron cinema, September 24th 22
- Premiere in St-Croix, at the Royal on September 25, 22
- Premiere in Neuchâtel, at the Minimum on September 30th 22
Written & directed by
Editing & Dramaturgy
Sound Mix & Sounddesign
GoldenEggProduction | Gabriela Bussmann & Yan Decoppet
In coproduction with
Zooscope | Lucas Grandjean