Winterstilte (Winter Silence) (2008)
Director: Sonja Wyss
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch (idx/sub files)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
File: Dvdrip Xvid Avi - 720x400 - 25fps - 810mb
A man, a woman and their four daughters live in a log cabin in a snowed-in village that lies jammed between high rocky mountains. The catholic belief and strong belief in sagas has a great influence on their daily lives. After an accident whereby the man dies, the woman and their adult daughters are left behind in mourning. At that moment the atmosphere of the film becomes dreamy. A sort of winter sleep. Deermen appear. They are figures who determine the duration of the mourning period. The widow wants to be remarried for quite some time, because a life in the mountains is too difficult for a woman alone with four daughters. The deermen have no intention to end the mourning period, as they have a secret affair with her daughters. And as soon as they would "release" the widow, would the daughters be allowed to marry. Separate from the other characters is an 11 year old girl. She symbolizes innocence...
First of things; consider this movie as a poem or a material of musical art. I don't say this is obligated and all, but, as the director of the movie also implies, is necessary if you intend to see the piece as a whole, and this is the thing about what we call it cinema. Winterstilte contains a strong influent of symbolism and lyric interpretation. From the beginning to the end, with Deer Men and all, the piece does not lead a linear way of going on and is obviously in a worry to tell what it wants to tell in a different way than we see in everyday cinema. And, as what the director of the movie itself has said in !f Istanbul Film Festival, before screening, don't push yourself to get what movie wants to tell you by using heavy symbolism and ruin it, because this is exactly what makes it harder for yourself.
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