Kissed by Winter
Norwegian Theatrical poster
|Directed by||Sara Johnsen|
|Produced by||Christian Fredrik Martin
|Written by||Ståle Stein Berg
|Music by||Ståle Caspersen|
|Cinematography||Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen|
|Language||Norwegian (some Swedish and English)|
Vinterkyss is similar to the Danish film Brødre in that it paints a very real picture of what can happen to family members in the event of an unexpected death. The movie is about the pain and sorrow that occurs after a loved one's death, as well as how love can appear in the most unexpected of places, even if it is not wanted. The film shows, in an authentic and convincing way, the daily lives of the characters, as well as what it is like to live in a very small community in a very large world.
Victoria (Annika Hallin) starts a new life as a doctor in small, snowy Norwegian town. The film is a story of Victoria's struggle to deal with the deaths of two people: one who was very close to her (her son) and the other very distant (a stranger).
Early one winter morning, a young man is found dead in the snow. Victoria points out that the circumstances surrounding the death are unclear, but the police officer figures that the dead teenager must have been hit by the snow plow and then buried under the snow. The stories of the two deaths become intertwined as Victoria tries to unravel the mystery of Darjosh, the young man found dead in the snow.
Although Darjosh's parents are very reluctant to deal with Victoria, as the movie progresses, they become closer. At the same time she begins a relationship with the town's snow plow driver, Kai.
- AFI Fest 2005
- Won, Grand Jury Prize - Sara Johnsen
- Amanda Awards, Norway 2005
- Won, Best Actress (Årets kvinnelige skuespiller) - Annika Hallin
- Won, Best Debut - Sara Johnsen
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