Mrs Loosli

  • Frau Loosli (German title)
Documentary | 2012-2013 | Germany

Project data

Length of movie39

    Brief synopsis

    Mrs Loosli is old. Her husband died many years ago; her children have moved out. She spends her days alone on her farm at the foot hills of the Swiss Alps. Being alone is her ultimate life task.

    Mrs Loosli knits. She keeps in shape on her treadmill. She listens to the radio. She fires up the oven and fetches wood. She bakes an apple pie for herself. She spends time with her dog.

    A young film crew watches an old lady’s everyday life and documents how each morning she braces herself against her life’s loneliness and the absurdity of life. The result is an essay in film about the power of rituals; a film that widens the horizon and captures the beautiful in the ordinary. (


    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Stefan SickARRI SR3
    Director's Departmentdirector Nicole Vögele
    EditingeditorAnnatina Stalder
    Screenplayscreenwriter Nicole Vögele
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer Jonathan Schorr
    Sound Post Productionsound re-recording mixer Jonathan Schorr
    Sound Post Productionsound designer Jonathan Schorr

    Production companies

    Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
     Nicole Vögele2013Visions du Réel [fr]Postproduction Priz - Best Swiss film out of all sWinner