Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Im Jahre Schnee
Short Documentary Film, AT 2013, Farbe, 7 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2014

Director, Script: Clara Stern
Camera: Gabriel Krajanek
Editor: Melanie Ratz
Sounddesign: Jannis Lenz
Producers: Clara Stern
Production: Filmakademie Wien


Softly shrouded in a blanket of snow, a country village hibernates in the frigid winter. Apart from the rustling of
 the wind, all ambient sounds seem to be swallowed by the lush white snow. Without commentary, Clara Stern creates a snapshot of this suspended environment – a state of being divested of purpose and the resulting lives obliged to adapt. Winter: silent, cold, and poetically ravishing.

Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation. (Sinclair Lewis)