DER PFAFFENSPRUNG
DER PFAFFENSPRUNG
CHRISTOPH BALSIGER
Switzerland / 1993 / 38'
DER PFAFFENSPRUNG
CHRISTOPH BALSIGER
Switzerland / 1993 / 38'

The Grindelwald-First chairlift, in the Berner Alp in Switzerland, is replaced by a new and more efficient lift. The pillars of the old chairlift are taken down and the cable rewound. There is a point on the track known as the "priest'sjump" where the old and new lift cross. It is a place that has an unwritten story and is not marked on any map. If the cable was unwound like a film spool, it would tell us the story of a priest who made a daring jump here. The old priest, who was the parish priest of Grindelwald until he died, puts on his boots and takes his seat as the last passenger of the old chairlift, because he has somenthing to do...

Director

CHRISTOPH BALSIGER

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