Magie der Moore
Trailer (Audio:: German, no subtitles)
Like hardly any other habitat, the moor contains countless stories: Its attraction and dark myths make us shiver, the splendour of its biodiversity astonish us.
In "The Magic of the Moors", the renowned nature film maker Jan Haft ("The Green Planet") directs the eye to one of our most important and beautiful biotopes. Changing with the times of day and the seasons, the film shows a place at the transition between water and earth, full of exciting contrasts.
In addition to wolves roaming through white cottongrass tufts, cranes feeding their young in the woods or gracefully dancing adders, we experience carnivorous sundews and delicate moss plants whose spores explode with a cracking sound. A filigree work of art created by nature over thousands of years, which we are only gradually beginning to explore, understand - and preserve.
|Music:||Jörg Magnus Pfeil, Siggi Mueller|
|Our age recommendation:||6|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Shooting Locations:||Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia|
|Screening rights:||polyband Medien GmbH (Germany)|
Documentary filmmaker Jan Haft once again spent hundreds of hours in the open air to present us with unique images of European moors. Most of them breathtakingly beautiful and prepared by narrator Axel Milberg in an interesting way for the viewer. – Cinestatic
Technically on the highest level, the film succeeds in taking shots that are seldom seen. Time-lapse and extreme slow-motion shots, always precisely and colorfully illuminated, illustrate the cycles of creation and decay and show that the viewer is just as interested in the love life of the double-snipe as in the prey strategies of the round-leaved sundew. – FBW
While the narrative flow is quite dignified and sometimes repetitive, on the visual level many slow-motion and fast motion sequences catch the eye, which Jan Haft uses at every available opportunity. Mostly the technical tricks also fulfil a narrative function, for example when a time-lapse image shows peat islands floating through the water and changing the face of the moor overnight. The ambitious sound design supports the dense atmosphere of the appealing pictures of wolves and bears. – Filmstarts
The new film by Jan Haft reveals eerie secrets (bog corpses) and fascinates with breathtaking images of carnivorous sundews, rival vipers and tiny rotifers. But narrator Axel Milberg not only comments on the unique nature shots, but also explains the enormous importance of the moors for climate protection. – Cinema
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