Jean Speck (1860-1933) (2011)

by Rouzbeh Rashidi


70 Mins
Switzerland, Ireland

Cast & Crew

Directors: Rouzbeh Rashidi & Jann Clavadetscher

Concept: Rouzbeh Rashidi & Jann Clavadetscher

DoP: Jann Clavadetscher

Sound & Edit: Rouzbeh Rashidi

Featuring: Jann Clavadetscher

Further information

Shot on miniDV & HDV Camcorder.

Post Production on Final Cut Pro.

Produced By Jann Clavadetscher & Experimental Film Society 2011 Switzerland Ukraine Hungary Ireland.


Little is known of Jean Speck (1860-1933) beyond the fact that he opened Zurich’s first cinema. Rouzbeh Rashidi and Jann Clavadetscher consider the flittering black and white ghosts and shadows that he left in his wake in their phantasmagorical experimental feature film. This journey through a cinematic night probes the very essence of the cinematic image.

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