When three young adults - two sisters and a brother - see each other again after a long time at the bedside of their terminally ill mother, they decide to help her out of her suffering. Before the time comes, they are forced to look back at the past once more. All three children were traumatised in their childhood by the premature death of their father, who died in an accident and was two-timed by his wife. For the first time, they confront each other with their very different memories of this mutual history that is portrayed meticulously by Pilar Anguita-Mackay.
Guilt and penance, truth and uncertainty, love and hate are grand themes that have a natural place of their own in Moon on the Snow in the form of a revealing family drama. Constance, Elise and Xavier can only slowly come to terms with the fact that all of them, each in their own way, have lived for years with the most bearable version of their past. By now coming to terms with the truth, they clear the way for an unburdened future. (PvH)

International title
Moon on the Snow
Filmmaker
Pilar Anguita-MacKay
Country
Switzerland
Year
2006
Medium
35mm
Length
90’
Language
French
Producer
Roulin Gilles
Production Company
Olympia Films
Sales
High Point Films & TV Ltd.
Writer
Pilar Anguita-MacKay
Cinematography
Acacio De Almeida
Editor
Daniel Gibel, Jeanetta Ionesco
Production Design
Stéphane Lévy, Anne-Carmen Vuillemier
Sound Design
Florian Eidenbenz
Music
Mela Meierhans
Cast
Nicolas Rossier, Julie Depardieu