Scene from the film Is This How Men Are?
Scene from the film Is This How Men Are?

Is This How Men Are?

  • Switzerland
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In 1986, at the age of ten, Klaudia leaves her native country, Peru, to settle in Switzerland along with her mother. From that point, their family in Peru starts filming the life that Klaudia and Margot can no longer see. Klaudia and her mother do the same from Switzerland. The tape correspondence lasts four years.
About twenty-five years after having left her country of origin, Klaudia finds the VHS tapes of her childhood. By watching the tapes as an adult, it makes her wonder:
What is behind the image of family unity and what had been the price to pay for the women of this patriarchal family who had to maintain the role of good wives and good mothers?
To try to answer these questions, Klaudia decides to investigate with the women of her family in Florida. She meets her mother Margot, aunt Cecy, her grandmother Nelly, and her niece Mia. Through stories of past and present, Klaudia gradually discovers the difference between the world where she grew up and the woman that she has become.

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  • Original title
    ¿Asi son los hombres?
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Klaudia Reynicke
  • DOP
    Heidi Hassan, Pietro Zurcher
  • Editing
    Yael Bitton
  • Music
    Matteo Taheri
  • Sound
    Carlos Ibanez Diaz
  • Duration
    56 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Amka Films Productions Sa
      • Via Sole 2
      • 6942 Savosa
      • Switzerland
      • e-mail:
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Reel, Nyon 2013
    • Long Lake Festival, Lugano 2013
    • Giornate del film intergenerazionale, Bellinzona 2013
    • Filmar en Latino America, Geneva 2013
    • Women's International Film Festival, Miami 2014
  • Awards
    • Audience Award at the Festival Filmar in Latino America, 2013 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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