Bijūnų sniegas, dar vadinamas sniego žiedų šuoru; maltų ryžių sniegas,
Būgnų sniegas – kruša; putų sniegas, sniego koldūnai.
In the Japanese region Echigo, the locals live with and under the heavy snow fall half of the year. Because of this they have developed their own customs of everyday life, festivals, and religious rituals. In a poetic way Ulrike Ottinger leads us into the reality of the snow landscape with its beauty and austere living conditions, follows the mythical tracks of the “gods of paths and roads” and mountain spirits, and places us within the fairytale world of a beautiful fox and her lover.
Ramdam film festival – Audience Award. Presented in Jerusalem International Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival Wroclaw.