Peter Mettler | 109 min | Canada/Switzerland | 2012
A unique take on the elusive subject of time and the limits of what can be expressed, The End of Time is an explorative journey from the particle accelerator at the CERN in Geneva, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to the lava flows in Hawaii which have overwhelmed all but one home on the south side of the Big Island, from the disintegration of inner city Detroit, to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha’s enlightenment.
Directing: Peter Mettler
Cinematography: Peter Mettler, Camille Budin, Nick de Pencier
Music: Bruno Degazio, Costanza Francavilla, Christos Hatzis, Richie Hawtin, Robert Henke, Vincent Hänni, Thomas Koner, Gabriel Scotti
Sound: Peter Mettler, Peter Bräker, Dominik Fricker, Michael Gerber, Steve Richman
Editing: Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme
Production: Maximage GmbH
Grimthorpe Film Inc.
First Run Feature
Contact: Paul Marchant
Peter Mettler was born in Toronto and studied film and photography at Ryerson University. In 2006, he was honoured in the Festival’s Canadian Retrospective programme. He has directed the films Scissere (82), Eastern Avenue (85), The Top of His Head (89), Tectonic Plates (92), Picture of Light (94), Balifilm (97), Gambling, Gods and LSD (02), Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (09), which screened at the Festival, and The End of Time (12).