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UNDER SNOW

by Ulrike Ottinger

synopsis

In the Japanese region Echigo, the locals live with and under the heavy snow fall half of the year. Because of this they have developed their own customs of everyday life, festivals, and religious rituals.

international title: Under Snow
original title: Unter Schnee
country: Germany
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Ulrike Ottinger
cast: Takamasa Fujima, Kiyotsugu Fujima, Yumiko Tanaka, Yoko Tawada, Hiroomi Fukuzawa, Akemi Takanami, Toru Yoshihara
cinematography by: Ulrike Ottinger
producer: Ulrike Ottinger, Heino Deckert
production: Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion, ma.ja.de Filmproduktions-GmbH, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Goethe-Institut/Tokyo
backing: BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund, Japan Foundation
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih
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