Snowflakes drift through the forest. An old man, as old as the hills, lives alone in a remote hut. The winter is so cold that he can barely move his limbs. When a robin flies against his window and falls to the ground the old man first has to pause for thought. Then he pushes open the heavy front door and stomps outside to help the bird. Out in the deep snow his strength begins to fail him. But no sooner does he take the tender creature in his hands than a change comes over him. Life radiates in luminous colours and returns to the old man’s hut. As it used to. Or is this just one last memory? An inventively animated rumination on love, on bidding farewell and the cycle of life.
Making of -> vimeo.com/168037690
DIRECTED BY Dennis Stein-Schomburg
PRODUCER Roland Fischer
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Christoph Neugebauer
OLD MAN Tina Machulik
STOP MOTION Jonatan Schwenk (vimeo.com/jonatanschwenk)
MUSIC Thomas Höhl, Christof Margraf
SOUND DESIGN Christian Wittmoser, Tobias Böhm
SET ARTIST Maryna Milinshchanka, Svenja Matthes
Produced by Ocean Pictures Filmproduction and Raum 230 Animationsstudio.