Kobi

Kobi

Kobi

The work and life philosophy of the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, Kobi Bosshard, is explored in this Kiwi documentary.

"In a modest workshop in a beautiful Central Otago landscape, Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, approaching 80 ... continues to produce works of classic simplicity and elegance. Daughter Andrea Bosshard’s [The Great Maiden's Blush] lucid and loving film portrait of her father – and of her mother Patricia too – is one of the year’s loveliest films, a lyrical evocation of rich, unhurried life." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

2017Rating: Exempt103 minsNew Zealand
Documentary
Director:
Andrea BosshardShane Loader ('The Great Maiden's Blush', 'Hook, Line and Sinker')
Cast:
Kobi BosshardPatricia Bosshard-BrowneTrixie WoodillPeter McKay
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Contemporary New Zealand jewellery sits pretty far outside my sphere of interest, and this became quite clear as I was watching Andrea Bosshard’s documentary about her 80-year-old Swiss-born goldsmith father. After its slightly rambling 100 minutes were over, I’m none the more enthused about the topic. But as a deeply personal essay, Kobi is an admirable, sincerely probing effort to both excavate the Bosshard lineage and highlight the third-generation jeweller’s achievements.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A pleasant, possibly exhaustive and often quite engrossing portrait of an artist and family man at work and at home.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Documentary as informative as it is insightful.

4.0
Metro Magazine

Metro Magazine

press

A quiet, unhurried, loving film, gorgeously well shot, a beautiful example of style serving subject: Kobi’s bone-deep belief in patient craft infuses every frame…

4.0
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

Contemporary New Zealand jewellery sits pretty far outside my sphere of interest, and this became quite clear as I was watching Andrea Bosshard’s documentary about her 80-year-old Swiss-born goldsmith father. After its slightly rambling 100 minutes were over, I’m none the more enthused about the topic. But as a deeply personal essay, Kobi is an admirable, sincerely probing effort to both excavate the Bosshard lineage and highlight the third-generation jeweller’s achievements.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A pleasant, possibly exhaustive and often quite engrossing portrait of an artist and family man at work and at home.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Documentary as informative as it is insightful.

4.0
Metro Magazine

Metro Magazine

press

A quiet, unhurried, loving film, gorgeously well shot, a beautiful example of style serving subject: Kobi’s bone-deep belief in patient craft infuses every frame…

4.0

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