Didier Guillain, Christiane Schmidt
Original version with English subtitles
Women venture deep into the forest to pick wild mushrooms and return home to sing songs to God, questioning him for making their life so hard. Young boys skillfully bring down tree branches with makeshift grappling hooks. Middle-aged Aron Lingurar cajoles his community into gathering the potato harvest. This is a languid, sympathetic, ethnographic look at seasonal life in a rural Roma community.
Damian Le Bas
Didier Guillain studied physics before studying film, with focus on cinematography, at INSAS in Brussels. He mainly works as a cinematographer on documentary films and is a member of the filmmaking collective Les Renards.
Christiane Schmidt studied political science, art history and later documentary film and television journalism, with focus on cinematography at the University of Television and Film in Munich. THE FOREST IS LIKE THE MOUNTAINS is her graduation film.
Director Didier Guillain, Christiane Schmidt
Cinematography Christiane Schmidt
Sound Didier Guillain
Editing Lena Hatebur
Production Ferdinand Freising