Duration of the film: 79’
Target audience: Family
Technique of animation: Drawing on paper, 2D&3D computer
Nationality: Latvian; Luxembourg, Lithuania, Denmark
Status: Completed, 2014.
The old witch Black Mother seeks to control the world thorough sadness, by draining the tears of all who suffer loss. Her latest target is the Princess, whose demise should prompt enough tears to grant her absolute power.
During a picnic in the woods, Black Mother entraps the Princess and soon encases her in a glass coffin. But her powerful nemesis, old White Father, intercedes to set up an obstacle. He raises from the site an impossibly tall and steep ice mountain, at the top of which stands a chapel where the Princess will sleep for seven years and seven days before Black Mother can have her.
Produced by: Vilnis Kalnaellis
Co-producers: Valentas Askinis, Paul Thiltges, David Grumbach, Sarita Christensen, Petter Lindblad
Music by Anselme Pau
Production design by Xavier Dujardin
Screenplay by Cecile Somers based on a play by RAINIS
Directed by Reinis Kalnaellis
Supported by EURIMAGES, MEDIA, National Film Centre of Latvia, Ministry of Culture of Lithuania, Luxembourg Film Fund, Danish Film Institute