Places between past, present and future
Stuck in time
I feel naturally drawn by those places that seem stuck in time. They are both fascinating and intriguing. They seem to have a pre-existing narrative at their core and they instantly grab our attention by connecting the past, the present and the future. In that sense they are very cinematographic. Luckily, Ticino is rich in them.
Once upon a time, the railway lines under the Interlenghi bridge at Chiasso, right on the Swiss-Italian border, were one of the busiest in the country. Things have changed, creating that kind of deep contrast between the presence of numerous interminable railway lines and peace all around.
Klaudia Reynicke is a Swiss-Peruvian scriptwriter and film director who grew up between Peru, the United States and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Although not originally from Ticino, she moved to Lugano about 10 years ago and has settled there with her family.