Shadows on the snow = Skuggor over snon

Sweden, 1945

Film
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In the winter forest, a bear frightens a small boy whose father then sets out with his dog to track the huge animal. The chase lasts into the darkness, where even this experienced hunter retreats in panic, for as Sucksdorff characteristically says he realises “that senses stronger than his are masters of the night”. Full of the beauty and the terror of the struggle to live, it also displays the distinctive Scandinavian approach to nature in which, “wood, wind and water are still alive”.

Credits

director

Arne Sucksdorff

production company

Svensk Filmindustri

Kort Film

Language

Swedish

Duration

00:10:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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