A normal man turns the stock market upside down, powerful desert rock blows from the Sahara and grandpa was a Nazi after all: the cultural tips of the week from the SRF editorial team.
Was Opera a Nazi after all? Debut novel about family abysses: The well-off Schönwald family has to face their past: Suddenly the accusation that their wealth comes mainly from grandfather Schönwald and that he was an old Nazi. A catastrophe for the Schönwalds, who are not used to talking about their problems. As a result, all family members discover a lot of other things that they had previously carefully hidden from their relatives. A mysterious German family novel based on the American model, which draws you ever deeper into the family’s underbelly as you read it. A book tip from Simon Leuthold.
Philipp Oehmke: “Schönwald”. Piper Publishing, 2023.
“Lahai” by Sampha – R’n’B with soul and vision: Drake, Beyoncé, Travis Scott: the who’s who of the contemporary rap and pop world has enlisted the vocal support of the London neo-soul singer Sampha countless times in recent years. Now Sampha, a man with a truly unique voice, is releasing his first solo album in six years. Modern R’n’B and Soulx that – also thanks to its sophisticated productions – thinks far outside the box. An album tip from Luca Bruno.
“Lahai” by Sampha is published by Beggars/Indigo.
David versus Goliath, Reddit versus Wall Street: In the film “Dumb Money” you don’t understand everything, but it’s enough. The film with Hollywood comedians Seth Rogen and Pete Davidson tells a true story from the Corona era. It’s about the incredible rise of “GameStop” shares, about the fight between small investors and powerful hedge fund managers. The whole thing: a classic Hollywood story about an outsider who takes on the powerful because he wants everyone to have the chance to get rich on Wall Street. A film tip from Enno Reins.
“Dumb Money – Quick Money” will be released in cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland on October 26th, 2023.
Rocking sounds from the Sahara: The Algerian Touareg musician Kader Tarhanine grew up in the desert and sings about the existence of nomads. Despite international success, he particularly wants to reach young Touaregs and show them their own culture and identity. He supports his singing with distorted electric guitars, rich bass and drums. The result is powerful desert rock that rolls in like an unstoppable wave and that even western ears can hardly escape. A concert tip from Roman Hošek.
A manifesto for painting: At the beginning there was a shock. When the British artist Rachel Lumsden came to Switzerland over 20 years ago, she was laughed at for her representational paintings. The artist stubbornly stuck to her art and has now written a book about the reasons. “Ritt auf der Wildsau” (published by Scheidegger & Spiess) is a captivating declaration of love to painting. And: The fact that Lumsden can not only write but also paint can be discovered in her exhibition at the Thurgau Art Museum. An exhibition tip from Ellinor Landmann.
The exhibition “Rachel Lumsden: The blazing hot moment and other sparkling leaps” can be seen at the Thurgau Art Museum in the Ittingen Charterhouse until December 17th.
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