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"Someone who glows so brightly is not going to grow old," Fellini once prophesied about Irene Staub, aka Lady Shiva, one of the greatest of all Swiss divas and the subject of Gabriel Baur's documentary GLOW.

Thanks to her aura and talent, many doors opened for Irene during Zürich's exuberant years between 1968 and the late 1980s. Discovered by a pioneer of Swiss fashion, she became a model and also pursued her dream of becoming a singer, in a legendary Zürich underground band. But Lady Shiva lived life in the fast lane; torn between the stress of success, a yearning for freedom, and self-destructive urges, she died far too young under circumstances that have never been fully explained.

Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with prominent contemporaries, Baur brings us back to a vibrant age of boundless possibilities, in which the sky seemed the only limit for people like Lady age that to this day still kindles a yearning in us.

"Gabriel Baur has succeeded in creating an exciting, atmospherically realized portrait of the 80s icon Irene Staub. Hard cuts meet loud punk-rock tones, and original recordings from the 1970s mix with emotional interviews from the here and now. A wonderful film that lets you look into the rough past of Zurich." - Lukas Rüttimann & Carolina Lermann, BLICK AM ABEND

"Visually powerful, Gabriel Baur tells in Glow of the life of one of the great icons of the turbulent era between 1968 and the late 1980s." - David Sarasin, TAGES-ANZEIGER

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A film by Gabriel Baur
100 minutes, color, German w/English subtitles, 2017*

*Made in 2017 and pandemic-delayed in the United States, GLOW is finally having its American premiere!