Country: Switzerland
Year: 2022
Duration: 83'

Patricia Highsmith is considered the queen of the thriller. Some of the greatest masterpieces of classic and contemporary cinema such as Strangers on a Train (1951) by Alfred Hitchcock, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) by Anthony Minghella and Carol (2015) by Todd Haynes were based on or inspired by her novels. Thanks to the result of a vast amount of research into archives, diaries as well as interviews, Loving Highsmith is an intimate and engaging portrait of both the writer and the person.


film director

Eva Vitija

Born 1973 in Basel, Switzerland. Eva Vitija studied screenwriting at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). She debuted in 2013 as filmmaker of the short documentary Storm & Co., followed by the autobiographical My Life as a Film – How My Father Tried to Capture Happiness (2015) and Loving Highsmith (2022). She co-wrote Meier Marilyn (by Stina Werenfels, 2003), Sommervögel (by Paul Riniker, 2010), Madly in Love (by Anna Luif, 2010) and Das Alte Haus (by Markus Welter, 2013).


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Eva Vitija
Montaggio/Editing Rebecca Trösch
Fotografia/Photography Siri Klug
Suono/Sound Jascha Viehl, Alexander Weuffen
Musica/Music Noël Akchoté
Interpreti/Cast Patricia Highsmith, Marijane Meaker, Monique Buffet,Courtney Coates Blackman, Judy Coates, Dan Coates
Produttore/Producer Franziska Sonder, Maurizius Staerkle Drux
Produzione/Production Ensemble Films
Distribuzione/Distribution I Wonder Pictures
Vendite internazionali/World Sales Autlook Filmsales