Beyond the Snowstorm / Hinter dem Schneesturm

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Following long and intense conversations with his grandfather, who used to be stationed in the Ukraine as soldier of the Wehrmacht, director Levin Peter travels there, looking to trace what he has heard. What follows is an attempt to uncover, to envision and to endure biographical anomalies. At the end of this process, both will have an altered view of the fissures and flaws of a human life. A film about the search for those shadows that we call memories.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2016

Format
DCP

Length
92 min

Director
Levin Peter

Production
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Original Language
German, Russian, Ukrainian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

FIRST STEPS Award for Best Documentary Graduation Film of a German-speaking Filmschool 2015
Festival Max Ophuels Preis Saabruecken 2016
Berlinale 2016 (closing film of section Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
Dokfilmwoche Hamburg 2016
DOK.fest Munich 2016
Haifa IFF 2016
FilmColumbia FF Chatham 2016
Minsk IFF LISTAPAD 2016
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2016
Cinéma Verité IDF Tehran 2016
Diagonale Graz 2017
SehSuechte FF Potsdam 2017