A Donkey Called Geronimo
( Der Esel hieß Geronimo )

Arjun Talwar, Bigna Tomschin
2018 - 80 min - Video Full HD - Couleur - Suisse

English summary
A beautifully composed and haunting documentary, "A Donkey Called Geronimo" invites us into a dark and absurd world of seamen, drifters and outcasts. Memories of an island, where they once lived together in harmony, keep coming back.
They had it all: seventeen acres of land, endless freedom and a donkey called Geronimo. But the paradise is lost forever, the sailors are stranded in an anonymous harbour town. At night they drink on deck and curse each other for the failure of a perfect utopia.
Can they ever break through the spell it cast on them?
"A Donkey Called Geronimo" is a modern fable about the idea of paradise and its inherent impossibility. A boundary pushing documentary and an investigation into the dynamics of a male-dominated group of outcasts.

Auteur-Réalisateur : Arjun Talwar, Bigna Tomschin
Image : Arjun Talwar
Son : Franciszek Kozlowski
Montage : Bigna Tomschin
Musique originale : Daniel Sinaisky
Producteur délégué : Lo-Fi Films


Distributeur : GM Films


2019 - Visions du Réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Sélection
2018 - DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig (Allemagne) : Sélection