The Snow Cave Man

The Snow Cave Man

Sur les traces du vagabond skieur – La Liberte

“Śnieżny pustelnik”, reżyseria: Fridtjof Kjaereng

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The Snow Cave Man has lived in snow caves high up in the barren Norwegian mountains for 30 years. Like Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, he has developed his own morale code and a biting sense of humour. He is a true environmentalist, but in his own way. Living among the blizzards and reindeer his life is far from the bourgeois materialistic life of the modern Scandinavian welfare state.

The Snow Cave Man is shocked to receive the news that his mother has passed away. She leaves behind a clear message to him in the form of an ultimatum: In her last will and testament he inherits her apartment in the city, valued at appr. € 100 000, on the condition that he lives in the apartment or uses the money to purchase other form of permanent housing and settles down like a normal person.

What will The Snow Cave Man do? Give up his life as a free spirit in the mountains – or forfeit the money from his inheritance?
The film about the Snow Cave Man centres on the quest for liberty and the human cost of complete freedom.

The Snow Cave Man in cave

Photo ©: Jan Thomas Espedal


Nature Film Festival in Artvin, Turkey 2014
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Nepal, December 2012
Danish Adventure Film Festival, December 2011.
FIFAD Film Festval, Switzerland, August 2011.
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Qatar, April 2011
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California, March 2011
22. internationales berg-abenteuer filmfestival graz, Austria, November 2010
27th International Mountain Film Festival of Autrans, France, Januar 2011
Prize winner « Vie des hommes – Ethnologie »
The Zakopane Mountain Film Festival, Poland, September 2010
Prize winner The Major Award and the Youth Jury Award

The Norwegian Film Institute´s page of The Snow Cave Man


Original title: Snöhulemannen

Director: Fridtjof Kjaereng
f(x) productions 2010, Fridtjof Kjaereng, Benedikte Bredesen
Fridtjof Kjaereng and Espen Noreger
Erland Edenholm and Fridtjof Kjaereng
Sound design and mix: Haakon Lammetun
1 h. 12 min, 24bps. 52 min TV international version
Distributor: Kudos Family

Premiere Norwegian theatres 12. March 2010.
Premiere National TV2 May 2010.