Snow

Snow

Bosnien-Herzegowina / Deutschland / Frankreich / Iran 2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Bosnia, 1997. War ended two years ago but the country is still deeply scarred by events. The tiny village of Slavno is inhabited by just four women, four girls, a boy, two old ladies and an old man. Their families have all been murdered; their bodies were never found. The people who live in Slavno today are survivors. In order to cope with their painful past the women of Slavno have created a world of dreams in which the dead are not forgotten but omnipresent – theirs is an imaginary world which to them is every bit as genuine as the real world. This is all too much for Alma, who wants more from life than mere survival. She begins selling plum purée, fruit and other garden produce on the side of the road.

The first snow falls, and their remote village is in danger of being cut off from the rest of the world. One day, two businesspeople turn up unexpectedly in Slavno. All at once, the inhabitants′ strategy of ignoring reality as a means of survival begins to go awry. The businesspeople are prepared to give the inhabitants a lot of money if they agree to leave their village. Some of the villagers begin to ask themselves if they shouldn′t accept this tempting offer that could provide them with enough money to live on. But then a sudden storm traps the businesspeople in Slavno, and events come to a head.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Aida Begić
Screenplay:Aida Begić, Elma Tataragić
Co-author:Noemie de Lapparent
Director of photography:Erol Zubčević
Set design:Vedran Hrustanović
Costume design:Sanja Dzeba
Editing:Miralem Zubĉević
Sound:Frank Bubenzer
Sound assistant:Frank Klement
Music:Igor Čamo
  
Cast: 
Zana MarjanovićAlma
Jasna BeriNadija
Sadzida SetićJasmina
Vesna MasićSafija
Emir HadžihafizbegovićDedo
Irena MulamuhićNana
Jelena KordićSabrina
Jasmin GeljoMiro
  
Production company:Mamafilm (Sarajevo)
in co-production with:Rohfilm Factory GmbH (Leipzig), Les _Films de l'après-midi (Paris), Documentary & Experimental Film Center (Teheran)
Producer:Elma Tataragić, Benjamin Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, François d'Artemare
Co-Producer:Benjamin Drechsel, Karsten Stöter, François d'Artemare
Original distributor:mîtosfilm (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig)
Length:2840 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.04.2009, 117566, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 20.05.2008, Cannes, IFF - Woche der Kritik;
Erstaufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Generation 14plus;
Kinostart (DE): 09.04.2009;
Aufführung (US): 17.04.2009, Washington DC, Filmfest

Titles

Originaltitel (BA) Snijeg
Originaltitel (DE FR IR) Snow

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Length:2840 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.04.2009, 117566, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 20.05.2008, Cannes, IFF - Woche der Kritik;
Erstaufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Generation 14plus;
Kinostart (DE): 09.04.2009;
Aufführung (US): 17.04.2009, Washington DC, Filmfest
 

Awards

IFF Cannes 2008
Großer Preis in der Reihe Woche der Kritik
 

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