Switzerland, Germany
Eva Vitija

Loving Highsmith

Documentary

ABOUT MOVIE

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s personal writings and accounts of her family and lovers, the film casts new light on the famous thriller writer’s life and oeuvre, permeated by themes of love and its defining influence on identity.

Original title
Loving Highsmith
Country
Switzerland, Germany
Year
January 2022
Duration
83'
Color / Black&White
Color, black&white
Genre
Documentary

DIRECTOR:

Eva Vitija

Born in 1973 in Basel. 2002 Diploma in screenwriting from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. She has been working as a screenwriter in Switzerland and Germany since her screenplay training. She has written many feature film scripts for cinema and television. In 2015, as part of her Master’s degree at the Zurich University of the Arts, she made her first feature-length documentary film as a director: Das Leben Drehen. It was nominated as the best documentary for the Swiss Film Prize and an award from the International Documentary Association, Los Angeles.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Eva Vitija
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Siri Klug
Editing
Rebecca Trösch
Production design
Cast
Gwendoline Christie, Annina Butterworth
Producer
Franziska Sonder, Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Production
Ensemble Film
World sales company
Autlook Filmsales autlookfilms.com