The Last Campaign
Fiction | 01:40 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTED BY LIONEL RUPP
After four years of Donald Trump’s reign, Jonathan Katz and Toby Horovitz, two New York activists, are crossing the country to support Bernie Sanders, the first presidential candidate to call himself a “socialist”. Their journey confronts them with rural and workers America, from Rust Bell to the deep South, which will tip the balance in the elections. The Last Campaign depicts the protean face of the American population through the eyes of two American activists.
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