Spring Thaw

Direction
Year 
1987
Country
  • Switzerland 
Duration
8min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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.

Details

  • Original title
    Tauwetter
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Liechti
  • DOP
    Peter Liechti
  • Editing
    Peter Liechti
  • Music
    Andreas wegmann
  • Sound
    Florian Eidenbenz
  • Duration
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    1987
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Production
      • Liechti Filmproduction
      • Birmensdorferstr.51
      • CH-8004 Zürich
      • Switzerland
      • web: www.peterliechti.ch
      • tel: +41 44 242-61-09
      • cell: +41 79 502-21-53
      • fax: +41 44 242-61-09
  • Festivals
    • Solothurner Filmtage
    • Migraçoes, Sao Paulo, 1994
    • IFF Rotterdam 2009
    • IFF La Rochelle, 2010

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