25 Jul

Gambling, Gods and LSD

20:15 HS / Cultural Center of Spain


It is a trip across four countries and cultures; a journey that includes evangelism at Toronto’s airport strip, demolition in Las Vegas, tracings in the Nevada desert, chemistry and street life in Switzerland, and the coexistence of technology and divinity in contemporary India. Along the way, we encounter thrill-seeking, luck, destiny, belief, expanding perception, and the craving for security in an uncertain world. GAMBLING, GODS AND LSD is an audio-visual composition, a wondrous ride, where the theme of the film, and the experience of watching it, are one and the same.

Director: Peter Mettler

Country: Canada, Switzerland / Year: 2012 / Duration: 180'

Awards and festivals:

Awards: -Toronto International Film Festival: Best Feature Lenght Documentary Genie Awards 2003. -Top Ten Canadian Films of 2002, Toronto International Film Festival. -Docs Against Gravity Film Festival: Award for Best Film 2003. -Duisburger Filmwoche: 3SAT-Dokumentarfilmpreis für den besten deutschsprachigen Dokumentarfilm 2002 (3SAT Best German Documentary Prize). -Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal: NFB Best Documentary Award 2002. -Nyon, Visions du Réel: Prix du jeune public 2002. -Nyon, Visions du Réel: Grand Prix UBS 2002. -Vancouver International Film Festival: National Film Board Award for Best Documentary 2002. -International Press Award: Runner-Up at Int. Toronto Film Festival 2013. -Swiss Film Prize 2003: Nomination for Best Documentary. -Swiss Ministry of Culture: Quality Award 2003. Festivals: International Festival Documentaries FIDOCS Santiago / Doc Film Festival Warsaw / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto / Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren / Firenze Festival dei Popoli / International Documentary Festival Amsterdam / Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm / Yamagata Int Documentary Film Festival / Docu Days -. Beirut International Documentary Festival / DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival / Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival / Denver Int Film Festival / Melbourne International Film Festival / International Film Festival Trencianske Tepice / Buenos Aires International Independent. film Festival / Torino, Intinity Festival – film and Spiritual Research / Thessaloniki Documentary film Festival / International Rotterdam film / Festival Solothurner Filmtage / Saarbrücken, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis / Pusan ​​International film Festiv at / Duisburger Filmwoche / Montréal, International Film Festival et des nouveaux medias / Vancouver International Film Festival / Toronto International Film Festival / South African International Documentary Festival / Nyon, Visions du réel – Int. du cinéma documentaire.


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