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Playing with Snowballs in the Prison of Time

A dying man meets a sighing mountain. Together, they contemplate existence.

1:00 pm
Sep 18
Runtime: 9:59

Somewhere in the English Pennines, a young Himalayan poet has been living with a terminal affliction. Before his body gives way, he wants it to carry him into the snowy lap of Mam Tor, the Mother Mountain, where his last poem awaits him. Time is running out… A visual interpretation of one of George Enescu’s most enigmatic musical compositions, the film uses the snows of Mam Tor to meditate on human temporality.