Saturday, 31 March, 7:30pm
First screening sold out!!
Following Jean, McLaren and No Ordinary Sheila we continue our “great Kiwis in film” selection. This warm and humorous doco about Kobi Bosshard, widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, explores his philosophy of life and work, as captured by his daughter Andrea Bosshard.
The work we do comes out of the life we live, so we have to have a life to start with.
In a modest workshop in a beautiful Central Otago landscape, Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, approaching 80 and widely regarded as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, continues to produce works of classic simplicity and elegance.
Daughter Andrea Bosshard’s lucid and loving film portrait of her father – and of her mother Patricia too – is a lovely film, a lyrical evocation of rich, unhurried life. Kobi moved to New Zealand in the early 60s, with goldsmithing in his blood. The ethos of the hippie era may have enabled his choice of profession, but there’s no mistaking the work ethic or quiet single-mindedness underlying his subsequent life of creativity.
NZ 2017, 103 min
Directed by Andrea Bosshard