Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Stones, Storm And Water

C. Klopfenstein


An art painter leaves chilly Switzerland and his great love, attracted to the paradisiacal atmosphere of the ancient Italian city of BEVAGNA. Here he tries to find harmony and inspiration. A story about xenophobia in Arcadia.

Clemens Klopfenstein, born 1944 studied in Berne, Basel and Zürich. Together with Urs Aeberhold and Philip Schaad he formed the AKS-Gruppe in 1966, which made several experimental films, documentaries and features. He also works as a painter and draughtsman. He won the Max Ophüls Prize in 1981 and is a regular guest of the Forum in Berlin and of the Rotterdam Film Festival.


35 mm, 18 min., colour