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The Fifth Season

La Cinquime Saison

2012 / Belgium, Netherlands, France / 93 min / N-13
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Director(s) - Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Screenwriter(s) - Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Actors - Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle
Producer(s) - Peter Brosens, Diana Elbaum, Philippe Avril, Joop van Wijk
Cinematographer - Hans Bruch Jr
Editor(s) - Jessica Woodworth
Composer(s) - Michel Schöpping
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Dialogues - Dutch, French, Flemish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
In a secluded village deep in the Ardennes, a community gathers to set alight an effigy of Uncle Winter atop a mountain of brush. When the pyre refuses to burn, winter cannot pass into spring and nature stagnates. Desperation turns to madness as the villagers suffer the deterioration of their land, their relationships, their bodies and their minds. As the adult world crumbles around them, three adolescents toil on the farms, explore the deep forests and attempt to make some sense of the chaos that has engulfed their village. In the end, only the prospect of human sacrifice offers them any hope.

About Directors

Peter Brosens (b. 1962 in Belgium).

Jessica Woodworth (b. 1971 in USA).

Filmography

Peter Brosens

"City of the Steppes" (1993, doc.), "State of Dogs" (1998, doc.), "Poets of Mongolia" (1999, doc.), "Khadak" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Altiplano" (2009), "The Fifth Season" (2012, "Kino pavasaris").

Jessica Woodworth

"Urga Song" (1999, doc.), "The Virgin Diaries" (2002), "Khadak" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Altiplano" (2009), "The Fifth Season" (2012, "Kino pavasaris").