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Fairy-like narration about a family with four blooming daughters living in a hushed, snow-clad landscape. When after a tragic event mysterious deer-men turn up around the house, the inevitable comes about.
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.

Title: Winterstilte
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Feature fiction film
Edition: NFF 2008

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Sound Design (2008)
Alex Booy
Beste Sound Design (2008)
Huibert Boon
Beste Sound Design (2008)
Robil Rahantoeknam

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