Winter Hunt (Winterjagd)
dir. Astrid Schult, Germany 2017, 74’, narrative feature, competition
The psychological thriller WINTER HUNT tells the story of a family as a dark chamber drama on the Schwäbische Alb. The film is about a young girl (Lena, 25) who enters the mansion of family Rossberg. Anselm Rossberg (91), a former Auschwitz guard lives here with his daughter Maria (48). Lena attacks Anselm Rossberg with a weapon and forces him to confess about his past and his actions in the concentration camp as a young man. Anselm denies to know anything about it, he shortly was part of a trial but was found not guilty. But Lena insists and threatens to kill his daughter Maria. Finally the tide is turning and a terrible secret comes up. In the end Lena is confronted with a moral decision.Festivals, Awards: Atlanta JFF 2018, Boston JFF 2018, UK JFF 2018
Language: German. Subtitles: English, Polish.