It's not obvious that this film has a community context: A man
leaves the city to move back into the village he grew up in - hoping to
continue the pleasant life of his youth. Things made sense back then:
Beautiful nature, little traffic, people know each other and it's easy
to get involved. Similar reasons as for moving into intentional
communities. However - the protagonist's ideas about communication and
decision making don't quite resonate with the locals...
By the director of "Life under Palm Trees - the Sieben Linden
Ecovillage", who finally did move to Sieben Linden after finishing this
film's production. Available
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Snow" is a documentary about an experiment: After living in the city
abroad for 13 years, Michael Wuerfel moves back to his beautiful
Pfronten in the mountains of Southern Germany and tries to feel home
used to be the perfect place when he grew up. All his friends, all the
was in love with, all the dreams were home right there. Most people are
now, some stayed, some potential new friends turn up. What happens to
feeling of home ("Heimatgefühl") when you do exactly what it tells
you to do and go back?
Snow" is a clever, funny, beautiful film about that odd feeling that's
hard to grasp. Wuerfel doesn't ask about anybody's home, he tries to
- and we stay right with him, for one winter. We meet some
Pfronten and begin to understand what the feeling might be like.
Feature film (English narration and subtitles)
bonus film "Trip to Neuschwanstein" (English narration and
English subtitles for the hearing impaired
additional bonus material in German without subtitles