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Spring Thaw  //  Tauwetter (Orig.)

DIR: Peter Liechti
1987 / Switzerland / 8 min

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During the spring thaw, when the hills in Appenze11 are clad in a patchwork of green and white, buckets filled with water glide slowly up and down the slope. The gentle movement ultimately becomes a tumultuous cadence. Shots are fired, riddling the buckets with bullet holes. The water gradually begins to flow. This is the climax of a ritual, whose beginnings lie deep within the mountain. As the water is propelled through the air to the melting slopes, the water begins to gush forth, until the fountain in the valley almost overflows.

About

Director Peter Liechti
Screenplay Peter Liechti
Dir. of Photography Peter Liechti
Editing Peter Liechti
Music Andreas wegmann
Sound Florian Eidenbenz
Duration 8 min
Year 1987
Country Switzerland
Colour
Tags landscape, lyric, poetic
Production Liechti Filmproduction
Liechti Filmproduction
Address:  Birmensdorferstr.51
City:  CH-8004 Zürich
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.peterliechti.ch
Phone:  +41 44 242-61-09
Cell phone:  +41 79 502-21-53
Fax:  +41 44 242-61-09

Distribution
Festivals
  • Solothurner Filmtage
  • Migraçoes, Sao ...
  • Solothurner Filmtage
  • Migraçoes, Sao Paulo, 1994
  • IFF Rotterdam 2009
  • IFF La Rochelle, 2010
Awards


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