Under Snow / Unter Schnee

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. In a poetic way Ulrike Ottinger leads us into the reality
of the snow landscape with its beauty and austere living conditions, follows the
mythical tracks of the „gods of paths and roads“ and mountain spirits, and places us
within the fairytale world of a beautiful fox and her lover.



Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

103 min

Ulrike Ottinger

Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion and Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion

Original Language
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2011
Dubai IFF 2011
Berlinale 2012
Ambulante Gira de Documentales Mexico 2012
Int. Women's Film Festival Créteil 2012
Jerusalem IFF 2012
Era New Horizons FF Wrocław 2012
Reykjavik IFF 2012
Buddhist FF Amsterdam 2012
Bangkok World FF 2012