Winter Frog

Year of participation 2012
Program Apricot Stone

Winter Frog
Producer(s) Jean-Maurice Belayche
Director(s) Slony Sow
Script Slony Sow
Director of Photography Mathias Walter
Music by Maidi Roth
Sound Slony Sow
Edit Slony Sow
Cast Gérard Depardieu, Eriko Takeda, Sabine Lenoel
Production company(-ies) Nompareille Productions 4 Avenue du Général de Gaulle BP 65, 4 9426 Saumur Cedex, France


Benjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures.

Special Mention, CFC Worldwide Short FF, Toronto, Canada, 2011; Audience Award for the Best Short Film, Anonimul IFF, Romania, 2011; Grand Prix of Jury “Emotion”, Festival du Court-Métrage de Fontainebleau, France, 2011; Best Actor Gérard Depardieu, Fano IFF, Italy, 2011; Best Actress Award Eriko Takeda, Flyway FF, Wisconsin, USA, 2011; HBO Films Producers Award, Savannah FF, USA, 2011; Award Excellence for Gérard Depardieu’s work in Winter Frog, Hollywood Real Independent FF, USA, 2011; Public Award, Filmets Badalona FF, Spain, 2011; Artistic Contribution Award, Festival Cinéma, Brusquet, France, 2011; Best Director Award, Best Actor Award (Gérard Depardieu), Best Supporting Female Actor Award (Eriko Takeda) , Best Music Angel Film Award, Monaco, 2011; Best Film Award, JCI Istanbul Crossroads Int. Short FF, Turkey, 2011; Amadis Best Script Award, Fest’AFilm, Montpelier, France, 2011; Best Short Film Award, Festival du Fréjus, France, 2012; Prix du Meilleur Univers, Fest’Yves Arts, Etel, France, 2012; Audience Short Film Award, Festival Col-Coa, Los Angeles, USA, 2012

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
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