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SNOW

by Aida Begić

synopsis

Six women, a grandfather, four girls and a young boy live in war ravaged and isolated village of Slavno. Their families and friends had been killed and their bodies had never been found. The first snow brings full isolation and risk for life in the village. It gets closer as villagers headed by Alma, a young stubborn woman who believes they can survive, tries to find their way out of poverty by selling plum jam and other fruits and vegetables their village is famous for on a deserted road. Two businessmen visit Slavno demanding residents to leave the village offering money in return. Villagers face a dilemma: should they accept the offer that could save their lives, but destroy their souls. A sudden storm traps the businessmen in Slavno, forcing t“hem to face a problem bigger than anything they expected – the truth!

international title: Snow
original title: Snijeg
country: Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Aida Begić
film run: 99'
release date: FR 08/10/2008, HR 08/01/2009, GR 08/01/2009, BE 18/03/2009, DE 09/04/2009
screenplay: Aida Begić, Elma Tataragic
cast: Zana Marjanovic, Jasna Ornela Bery, Sadžida Šetic, Vesna Masic, Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Irena Malamuhi
cinematography by: Erol Zubcevic
film editing: Miralem S. Zubcevic
art director: Vedran Hrustanovic
music: Igor Camo
producer: Benny Dreschel, Karsten Stöter, François D'Artemare, Elma Tataragic
production: Rohfilm GmbH, Les Films de l'Après-midi, Mamafilm (BA)
distributor: New Star (GR), Beeck Turtle (BE), Mîtosfilm (DE)

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Cannes 2008 International Critics’ Week
Grand Prize
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