Winterstilte

Sonja Wyss Feature film - 2008 - 70 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Beste Sound Design Huibert BoonAlex BooyRobil Rahantoeknam

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A small village is located in a snow-covered mountain landscape. Here, a family lives with four blooming daughters. Silently, they perform the daily routine of their austere life. One day, their father is killed in an accident, which marks the turning point in the women's thus far humdrum lives. Mysterious deer-men turn up around the house, bringing about a tension that is doomed to be discharged. From then on, the activities in and around the house attain a sensual charge, like the voluptuous kneading and beating of the bread dough. The film tells the story without words, with a camera that moves slowly and attentively across the hushed scenery. Fabulous, almost mystical images naturally blend with the plain registration of the carefully choreographed daily chores.

Credits

Director(s) Sonja Wyss
Script Sonja Wyss
Producer(s) Digna Sinke
Production Company
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Dominique Schneider
Editing
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Martin Pietler
Music
Cast
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands