The Last Campaign
Documentary | 01:43 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTED BY LIONEL RUPP
IN COPRODUCTION WITH ZOOSCOPE (CH)
After four years of Donald Trump’s reign, Jonathan Katz travels the American Midwest to get Bernie Sanders, the first socialist candidate, elected president of the country. Committed body and soul to a revolution through the ballot box, he will see his deepest convictions shaken. During what is, for him as for Bernie, the last campaign, he gets to know 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
Written & directed by
Editing & Dramaturgy
Sound Mix & Sounddesign
GoldenEggProduction | Gabriela Bussmann & Yan Decoppet
In coproduction with
Zooscope | Lucas Grandjean