Immer und ewig

Fanny Bräuning, Switzerland, 2018o


An older couple from Basel starts a journey through Southern Europe with a camper. Sitting behind the wheel is Niggi, a passionate photographer and inventor. Next to him is Annette, his wife, who is paralyzed from the neck down and has been dependent on help and care around the clock for 20 years.

The daughter of the two, filmmaker Fanny Bräuning, accompanies her parents on their journey full of curiosity and amazement, and sets out to answer difficult questions. Her film gives courage and is a ravishing homage to life.

Complex and never idealised, the couple, filmed by the director and bound by a very strong bond, is never idealised or presented as the perfect model of love. On the contrary, Fanny Bräuning's gaze sheds light on the various implications of their dynamic, inviting us to reflect on the concept of (total) love and the nature of a ‘fusional’ (or symbiotic) relationship between two human beings. A film that opens up and nourishes the mind.

Giorgia Del Don

Was wird aus der Liebe, wenn einer den anderen pflegen muss? Komplett von ihm abhängt? Diesen Fragen geht Fanny Bräuning («No More Smoke Signals») nach. Das Spezielle: Bei dem Paar handelt es sich um ihre eigenen Eltern. Bräuning ist ein intimer und feinfühliger Film gelungen.

Anna Kappeler

Dans son nouveau documentaire Immer und ewig, Fanny Bräuning suit ses parents, qui à bien des égards mènent une vie inhabituelle. Sa mère Annette est atteinte de sclérose en plaques et son père Niggi s'occupe de sa femme avec dévouement depuis 20 ans. Le couple, qui a soif d'aventure, ne veut pas se restreindre. Niggi a donc développé un camping-car adapté aux personnes handicapées. Fanny Bräuning les a accompagnés dans leurs voyages en Europe. Le jury a salué «l'histoire d'un couple extraordinaire et leur volonté inébranlable de marcher ensemble dans la vie, malgré toutes les épreuves».

La Réfaction


Cinema - Das Filmjahrbuch, 2/23/2021
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Aargauer Zeitung, 1/30/2019
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Kreuzer Leipzig, 11/3/2018
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All rights reserved Provided by Archiv, 12/24/2018
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Interview mit Fanny Bräuning und Bettina Oberli über ihre Filme
de / 1/30/2019 / 5‘22‘‘

Erklärung der Multiplen Sklerose
nn / Apotheken Umschau
de / 11/26/2017 / 1‘22‘‘

Gespräch mit Regisseurin Fanny Bräuning
From / Radio Corax
de / 14‘32‘‘

Movie Datao

Running time
85 Min.
Original languages
German, Swiss German
ØYour rating7.7/10
IMDB user:
7.8 (57)
< 10 votes
7.2 (4) q

Cast & Crewo

Fanny BräuningDirected by
Fanny BräuningScreenplay
Pierre MennelDirector of photography


Interview mit Fanny Bräuning und Bettina Oberli über ihre Filme, de , 5‘22‘‘
Erklärung der Multiplen Sklerose
Apotheken Umschau, de , 1‘22‘‘
Review Cinema - Das Filmjahrbuch
Simon Meier
Review Aargauer Zeitung
Alfred Schlienger
Review Kreuzer Leipzig
Josef Braun
Kritik und Berichter über Solothurner Premiere / Ruth Baettig
Filmemacherin Fanny Bräuning im Interview / (lb)
Gespräch mit Regisseurin Fanny Bräuning
Radio Corax / de / 14‘32‘‘
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