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by John Shank


Somewhere on isolated mountainous plain. Johann has taken over his father’s farm, devoting all his time and energy to his work. Surrounded by a struggling community and a natural landscape that has taught him all he knows, his heritage is his entire life. As autumn goes and winter comes, a barn burns to the ground and jeopardizes the fragile balance of the farm's survival. The story of a man trying to love the world he belongs to one last time, as hard as he can, before it sinks into darkness.

international title: Last Winter
original title: L'Hiver dernier
country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: John Shank
film run: 103'
release date: FR 29/02/2012, BE 28/03/2012, NL 31/05/2012, CZ 30/05/2013
screenplay: John Shank, Vincent Poymiro
cast: Vincent Rottiers, Anaïs Demoustier, Florence Loiret-Caille, Michel Subor, Aurore Clément, Théo Laborie
cinematography by: Hichame Alaouié
film editing: Yannick Leroy
art director: Anna Falguères
costumes designer: Marie Morel
producer: Priscilla Bertin, Elisa Larrière, Judith Nora, Joseph Rouschop, Pierre-Andre Thiebaud
production: Silex Films, Tarantula Belgique, PCT Cinéma & Télévision
backing: Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Tax Shelter, CNC, Ciné Cinéma, Eurimages
distributor: Le Pacte, Cinéart, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o., Tarantula Belgique