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August Pflugfelder

Germany / 2007 / 44'

Renate, Ferdinand and Peter are siblings brought up in a small mountain farm in the Austrian Alps. Renate and Ferdinand still live in the mountain farm, whereas Peter, the eldest of the two brothers has moved and lives in a near-by valley. Of the three children, he is the only one who is engaged with a woman and has a social life, separate from his work. Renate and Ferdinand find it more and more difficult to live their lonely life, which means renouncing love and the chance to have a family, but still they would not consider leaving their mountain farm. The film, through Ferdinand’s melancholic view, investigates the theme of the difficult survival of these mountain farms, but above all, it examines the imbalance between two deeply different and contrasting worlds, which often create a deep gap, made of solitude and incommunicability.

Director

August Pflugfelder

Was born in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany, in 1976.
In 1999 he graduated in Communications and Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg and in 2002 from L'Ercole des Beaux-Art in Paris. Since 2002 he has studied Tv journalism and documentary film-making at the television and Film Accademy in Munich.
His Filmography includes "Schnee" (2012), "Andrea" (2010), "Der Jensei - Ein Leben auf der Flucht" (2008) and "Schafskälte" (2007)

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