Train in the Snow
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Available for streaming at www.kinoeuropa.hr:
– from Wed 11 Nov at 18:00 to Thu 12 Nov at 18:00
Eight-year-old Oskar and thirteen-year-old Lilli are Chechen refugees who have lived in Austria for the past six years. But they face deportation. The psychological pressure is too much for their mother who has a meltdown and the authorities temporarily postpone the deportation, while Oskar and Lilli end up at different foster families. Brother and sister remain in secret contact. Hoping they will soon be together again, the two try to overcome every bureaucratic obstacle with imagination and enthusiasm. The bitter-sweet odyssey about the different ways in which we perceive the world around us in order to survive.
Arash T. Riahi (1972, Iran) is a writer, director, and producer. He has lived in Vienna since 1982. He founded Golden Girls production company in 1997. His documentaries The Souvenirs of Mr. X and Exile Family Movie, have garnered many international awards. His feature debut, For a Moment, Freedom (2008), was the Austrian candidate for the Academy Awards.