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Last Winter
L’hiver dernier
dir. John Shank / Belgium, France 2011 / 103’
subtitles: Polish and English

Cast

Vincent Rottiers, Anaïs Demoustier, Florence Loiret Caille, Aurore Clément, Michel Subor, Carlo Brandt, Théo Laborie, Hélier Cisterne, Yoann Blanc, Elodie Moreau

Film description

The rhythm of life in John Shank’s debut feature flows with the passing of days. At night, the characters fade into dark shadows, not unlike the figures of Rembrandt canvasses, while the film’s minimalism accentuates the austerity and slow pace of rural existence. When local farmers decide to relieve their debts by handing over their farms to a rich landowner, Johann is the odd man out, holding on to his homestead. Like a bad splinter, he stays put and won’t be ignored.

The director masterfully manipulates contrasts. He observes the world from a distance, capturing winter landscapes in all their seeming infinity. When the light fades, journeys lengthen. When the wind howls, conversations fade to cold stony silence.

Prepared by: Anna Bielak

Information about director

John Shank

Born in 1977 in the Midwestern United States and currently lives in Belgium. He studied at l’Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Brussels. His graduating short film was Un veaupleurait, la nuit, which played at the Cannes Film Festival. His other short films are Les mains froides and Abandon. Last Winter is his debut feature film.

Filmpography

2000 Un veaupleurait, la nuit (short)

2003 Les mains froides (short)

2007 Abandon (short)

2011 Ostatnia zima / L’hiver dernier / Last Winter

Prepared by: Anna Bielak

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director: John Shank
screenplay: John Shank, Vincent Poymiro, François Pirot
cinematography: Hichame Alaouie, Antoine Parouty
editing: Yannick Leroy
music: D.A.A.U. (Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung)
cast: Vincent Rottiers, Anaïs Demoustier, Florence Loiret Caille, Aurore Clément, Michel Subor, Carlo Brandt, Théo Laborie, Hélier Cisterne, Yoann Blanc, Elodie Moreau
producer: Priscilla Bertin, Karim Cham, Elisa Larrière, Maarten Loix, Judith Nora, Joseph Rouschop
production: Tarantula, Silex Film, PCT Cinéma&Télévision S.A., Limited Adventures S.p.r.l., Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR idée suisse
sales: Le Pacte
language: French
colouration: colour
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