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Ashes and Snow (2005)

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director:

Gregory Colbert

Writer:

Gregory Colbert
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Credited cast:
Laurence Fishburne ... Narrator
Jeanne Moreau ... French Narrator (voice)
Enrique Rocha ... Spanish Narrator (voice)
Ken Watanabe ... Japanese Narrator (voice)
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Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them. Written by Ashes and Snow

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Documentary | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamu és hó See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color
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Narrator: The whales do not sing because they have an answer. They sing because they have a song.
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A beautiful, life-changing film
4 December 2008 | by ThomasBGSee all my reviews

What a stunning piece of art. As a filmmaker myself, I truly admire the technique involved in making Ashes and Snow. The composition is perfect. I love how it is edited slowly, rather than rapidly, so that viewers feel like they are entering into a transitional space. I think that Colbert is a visionary, and his work will be admired into the future.

The film is an awe-inspiring study of the relationships between humans and animals. It is a perfect escape from my normal life and routine. It's like escaping to a world that I can otherwise only visit in my dreams. Every time I have a slow moment at work, I watch clips from the film.

I highly recommend Ashes and Snow to everyone. For every holiday and birthday, I give it as a gift to my friends. It is truly a masterpiece.


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