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Fernand Melgar

Fernand Melgar (born 1961, Tangier, Morocco)
A Swiss actor, producer, director and film editor. The son of Spanish immigrants, Melgar has lived in Lausanne since 1963. In the early eighties, he cut short his business studies in order to found, together with several friends, Le Cabaret Orwell in Lausanne, soon a mecca for French-speaking Switzerland’s underground culture; later, he created the internationally renowned rock music venue La dolce Vita. In 1985 he joined Climage, a collective to which he belongs to this day, and under whose auspices he has realized around a dozen documentaries. Melgar's documentary The Fortress garnered eleven international film festival awards including the Golden Leopard, at Locarno IFF and Grand Prize at the Tehran International Documentary Film Festival, Silver Magnolia as the Best Social Documentary at the MIDA Shanghai Festival.

Filmography
Performance au Musée Deutsch (1983), Le musée imaginaire (1986), L’homme-nu (1987), Chroniques cathodiques (1990), Je zappe, donc je suis (1991), Family Album (1993), Malika (1995), Fous du jeu (1997), Induction Class (1998), Storm in a C-Cup (2001), Firts Day (2000-2003, documentary collection), J (2003), The Valley of Youth (2005), EXIT, the Right to Die (2005), The Fortress (2008), Special Flight (2011).

 

 

 

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