THE STATION                       (aka BLOOD GLACIER)

Directed by Marvin Kren

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2013 (Midnight Madness)

An IFC Midnight Release in the US

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Synopsis

At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice - with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.


Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister.

Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the ‘glacier blood’ comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying.

Soon Janek and his team have their hands full defending themselves and the station against a growing horde of biological monstrosities. Using every tool at their disposal they must learn to work together to survive the onslaught.

Harking back to classic creature features, director Marvin Kren combines classical filmmaking techniques with imaginative practical effects to produce a rollercoaster ride of laughs and jolts.

Original title

Blutgletscher

Language

German (English version available)

Creature Feature Horror,  96 min. / Colour / HD / 35mm, 1:2,35 (Cinemascope) / Dolby Digital

Festivals

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2013 (World Premiere, Midnight Madness Section)

L'Etrange Festival 2013
Zurich Film Festival 2013
Sitges Film Festival 2013

Horrorthon Festival Dublin 2013

Glasgow Fright Fest 2013

Torino Film Festival 2013

Black Bear Filmfest 2013

Les Arcs International Film Festival 2013

Splatterday Night Fever 2014

Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2014
Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2014 (in competition)

CPH PIX 2014

Stanley Film Festival 2014

Cast

Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Peter Knaack, Felix Römer, Brigitte Kren, Wolfgang Pampel, Murathan Muslu, Adina Vetter, Michael Fuith a.o.

Credits

Director: Marvin Kren

Script: Benjamin Hessler & Marvin Kren

DOP: Moritz Schultheiß

Sound: Dietmar Zuson

Editor: Daniel Prochaska

Music: Stefan Will & Marco Dreckköter

Production Design: Alexandra Maringer

Costum Design: Hanya Barakat

Make Up: Susanne Weichesmiller & Roman Braunhofer

Casting: Nicole Schmied

Producer: Helmut Grasser

Assistant Producer: Constanze Schumann


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