Day Is Done

Day Is Done is an autobiographical fictional film by Swiss director Thomas Imbach. The film was first shown at the Berlinale 2011. Day is Done combines answering machine messages with the view out of Imbach's studio over a period of 15 years to create a fictional biography. Day is Done was part of different international festivals, such as Planete + Doc Film Warsaw in May 2011, the Jerusalem Film Festival in July 2011, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Japanese Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2011.


The film tells the story of a middle-aged Swiss man named Rolf who returns to his hometown after a long absence to attend his father's funeral. As he reconnects with his past and tries to come to terms with his father's death, Rolf is forced to confront unresolved issues from his childhood and grapple with the challenges of growing older.


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    director Thomas Imbach
    editor Gion-Reto Killias Tom La Belle
    genre drama
    keywords force unresolved issues
    producer Andrea Staka
    theme documentary