WINTER SOLSTICE tells the story of a liberation. A sister and brother meet up at a place significant to their childhood. The brother has turned his back on his father’s farm whereas the younger sister still lives there. Over the course of the conversation, the image of a strong young woman in the midst of a broken family is formed. She ends up at a conclusion which could, at the same time, also be a beginning.
Simon Schneckenburger is a 26-year-old filmmaker from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He recently graduated from the Media Production bachelor's program at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. With his films, he aims to move the audience deeply as well as raise their curiosity and empathy for smaller, hidden stories. His very first short film NIMMERLAND was screened as supporting film at the Freiburger Filmfest and won Best Short Film at the film festival shorts in 2015. Other awards include the 2016 Deutscher Jugendfilmpreis as well as a nomination for the 2015 Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis, both for his 2015 short film DEN REGEN IM BLICK (RAINY DAYS).
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