Matto Kämpf

*1970, Switzerland. Lives and works in Switzerland.

As a student of German literature and history at the University of Bern, he went on to enroll in the Schule für Gestaltung (School of Fine Arts) in Bern to specialize in film and video. In parallel to his studies, he started making shorts films that were to be presented at a number of national and international festivals. Amongst them was Der Mann auf dem Mond, Lunch in Prison, Angst und Schrecken, Sirup, Jesus, Im Wald and of course Loosli. Since then he has been involved in playwriting. Posse Royal and Porno-plus have already been performed on stage in Zurich, Bern, and Basel. He is currently focused on writing a new play, Planet Schwank, as well as pursuing a project involving a collection of short stories on animals as well as planning a return to short film-making.


LOOSLI / Switzerland / 1999 / 3' / 4:3

Lust: 12 sexy short brings to light a wide range of cutting-edge films from 8 different countries that takes a humoristic look at the search for pleasure. It's a discovery of a wide range of low-budget film-making styles that strolls us through a frenetic world that begins with sex for some and ends in separations for others. These films portray experiences that dissolve into a blurry vision of love. Lust is an incomplete inventory - who could pretend otherwise !! - of the different strategies of attack and defense within the permanent struggle against loneliness. Lust shows us a world where although the rules are simple, the winner never adheres to them.