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In Winter (2017)

| Drama
A young woman in a barren small Northern town is caught up in a sexual affair with a married stranger which opens her horizons while simultaneously narrowing his.


Aboubacar M. Camara (co-director), Alexander Gutterman (co-director)


Alexander Gutterman (story), Aboubacar M. Camara (co-writer) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Nora Targonski O'Brien ... Annika
Charles Hubbell ... Mark
John Cromwell ... Father Jim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dale R. Botten ... Grandfather
Jake Caceres Jake Caceres ... Jorge
Susan Chambers ... Kate
Ankur Garg Ankur Garg ... Cocktail Party Guest
Michael Paul Levin ... Andrew
Amelia Mohn Amelia Mohn ... Aquarium Girl
Logan Netland Logan Netland ... Extra Bar Fly
Justen Overlander ... Alpha Male
Karl Randa Karl Randa ... Laundromat Pick Up Artist
Sheila Regan ... Waitress Louise
Laura Sharlotte Laura Sharlotte ... North Pole Bar - Bartender (as Laura Sharlotte Grieme)
David Otto Simanek ... Local Poet


In Winter is an independent feature emerging from the classical European tradition but presented in a timeless North American context and idiom, shot in northern MN USA. We join Annika, a stoic and solitary young woman in difficult circumstances, in the barren human landscape of a small working class northern town in mid-winter. Her limited world is unsettled by the arrival of Mark, an older, wealthy stranger from out of town, with whom she becomes entangled in a sexual affair. Invited to an upscale cocktail party with Mark, Annika encounters Andrew and Kate, jaded upper class party hosts, and a noisy group of guests. She is put on the spot by Kate, who is herself suffering from a similar oppressive circumstance, though in more opulent surroundings. Faced with growing discomfort, and insight into her reality and situation, Annika sneaks out, only to be drawn into a sordid encounter with a fellow loner at a local bar, from which she narrowly escapes back to the relative safety of ...

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Haunting, beautiful film
22 September 2019 | by samanthaloreneSee all my reviews

This film is beautifully shot and shows the desolation of winter on the great lakes. Yes, scenes are drawn out, but it feels very deliberate. I think that one of the things that makes this film so powerful is that it is like a glimpse into the protagonist's life, rather than knowing everything about her (like her thoughts and reasoning). Overall, this film is a raw, visceral interpretation of the human experiences of isolation, connection, and sexuality.

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