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SNOWBLIND (SCHNEEBLIND)

SNOWBLIND
© Simon Drescher/kurhaus production

SNOWBLIND is set in the Black Forest in the ice-cold winter of 1946. Peter, a 16-year old blind boy, is trying to get out of Germany together with his father Heiner – a former SS officer. They carry the fatally wounded soldier Karl, who promised to guide them across the border to Switzerland. By the time they reach his family’s remote farmhouse, Karl has died and Peter and Heiner hope Karl’s father will fulfill his son’s promise. A snow storm forces them to stay at the farmhouse, causing highly sensitive dynamics between the contradicting characters, and sparking a chain of fateful events.


Arto Sebastian 's other films include: the shorts REGENBOGENBLICK (music video, 2010), DECRESCENT: MOON (2010), DOING SO WELL (music video, 2012), HARRY'S TRUCKSTOP (2013), STAVANGER (2014), RADIKAL (2016), and the feature SNOWBLIND (2017).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, History
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Arto Sebastian
Screenplay Silke Morgenroth, Arto Sebastian
Cinematography Simon Drescher
Cast Jonathan Berlin, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Inka Friedrich, Martin Umbach, Amelie Herres
Producers Christoph Holthof, Daniel Reich, Karoline Henkel, Jasper Mielke
Production Company kurhaus production
Length 94 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2017
Awards Audience Award Biberach 2017
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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