Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Klaus T. Steindl
Written by Klaus T. Steindl
A co-production of ORF UNIVERSUM, ARTE and epo-film in association with BMUKK with the support of Cinestyria
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
Let it snow!
Leise rieselt der Schnee
«Snow is snow is snow» one might be tempted to say. Yet people in the Arctic have hundred of different names for snow while other cultures have never seen it. Nor is snowfall the same as snowfall.
In this extraordinary documentary we are going to witness very different kinds and situations of snowing: from howling blizzards to the gentlest and loveliest of weather events, from huge handkerchiefs quietly falling to the needle-sharp attack of hard, heavy grains. Snow - what is it really? How is it created - naturally and artificially? Thanks to CGI and new camera techniques we can actually see this process for the first time and listen to the incredible, inaudible music of snowfall, of myriads of tiny crystals touching and rolling and settling. Each snowflake is unique and bears more secrets than we could imagine. Did you know that different kinds of music influence the crystallization process and the shape of snowflakes? And have you ever imagined that we would be able to produce artificial snow that melts at 30 degrees Celsius? With this in mind: just let it snow!