Clint is a damaged man who has retreated to a wintry remote mountain cabin where he hopes to find serenity. He runs a modest cafe where the rare traveler or native of the region visits. But even in his relative isolation he cannot find peace nor escape. On a fateful evening, to confront himself, he begins a journey by dogsled to the world he once knew. He travels through dreams, memory and imagination in an attempt to find his true nature.


Produced by

Vivo film with Rai Cinemamaze pictures e Piano, in coproduction Faliro HouseRimsky ProductionsTalipot StudioCTT e Bavaria Filmproduktion, supported by MIBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema e AudiovisivoDeutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF)IDM SüdtirolFilmFernsehFonds BayernRegione Lazio e Fondo Regionale per il Cinema e l’AudiovisivoEFICINE.


Clint: Willem Dafoe

Ex-wife: Dounia Sichov

Magician: Simon McBurney

Russian woman: Cristina Chiriac

Russian mother: Valentina Rozumenko

Teacher: Daniel Giménez Cacho

Woodsman: Phil Neilson

Monk: Fabio Pagano

Clint’s son: Anna Ferrara

Inuit: Laurentio Arnatsiaq

Clint’s mother: Ulrike Willenbacher


Written by: Abel Ferrara, Christ Zois

Produced by: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze, Julio Chavezmontes, Diana Phillips

Cinematography: Stefano Falivene

Editor: Fabio Nunziata, Leonardo Daniel Bianchi

Costume design: Brenda Gómez

Production design: Renate Schmaderer

Composer: Joe Delia

Visual Consultant: Phil Neilson

Sound Design: Neil Benezra

Technical data

Year: 2020

Running time: 92′

Country: Italy/Germany/Mexico

Language: English

Festivals and awards

Berlinale 2020 official competition

International Sales

The Match Factory