Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Alain Tanner
Light Years Away | Switzerland | 1981 | 35mm | 105 min. Director: Alain Tanner
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Cast: Trevor Howard, Mick Ford, Bernice Stegers A film fairly brimming with a love of life and footloose freedom, this Dublin-set adaptation of Geneva writer Daniel Odier’s La Voie sauvage took the Grand Prix at Cannes. Young Jonas (Ford) becomes drawn to an elderly, typically Tanner-esque loner, Yoshka (Howard, excellent), who lives in a glum graveyard and jealously guards a secret which Jonas endeavors to learn.