• synopsis

    Skiing! One of the most popular leisure activities in the winter: perfect powder snow, sound, mountains, fresh air and après ski. Over the course of one year Peak follows the building and production processes around winter tourism in the Alps and unveils what is otherwise hidden under a thick blanket of artificial snow. The film shows the modification of whole areas and the traces left behind by these man-made interventions. Peak challenges the relation between nature and technology. How artificial can a region be, or how artificial does it have to be in order to satisfy our vocational desires for fun and recreation?

  • cast and crew

    director Hannes Lang

    writers Hannes Lang, Mareike Wegener

    dops Thilo Schmidt, Hajo Schomerus

    sound Peter Rösner

    editor Stefan Stabenow

    commissioning editor Jörg Schneider

    coproducer Mario Mazzarotto

    producer Titus Kreyenberg


    in coproduction with Movimento Film,

    ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel


    funded by Film und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, BLS, Amt für Kultur Bozen and Künstlerförderung der autonomen Provinz Bozen


    distributor Farbfilm Verleih

    sales agent Rise and Shine

  • festivals and awards

    Best Documentary of the Goethe Institute at DOK Leipzig, 2nd Prize - Nature & Sustainability (NaturVision Ludwigsburg, 2012), Grand Prix Graz (Int. Berg & Abenteuer FF, 2013), Film Festival della Lessina, 2012


    DOKLeipzig 2011, IDFA 2011, Full Frame 2012, Planete Doc Review 2012, CIFF 2012, Abycine, Film Festival della Lessina, 2012, NaturVision Ludwigsburg, Intl. Berg and Abenteuer Film Festival, 2013