september, 2018

201822sep4:45 pmSymphony on SkisCarla Braun-Elwert | NZ | 2017 | Documentary | 60 min | English, German w/ English subtitles | Berlin Premiere4:45 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:DocumentaryPremiere Status:BerlinFilm Tags:Filmmaker in Attendance,Followed by Reception,With Introduction


(Saturday) 4:45 pm


Moviemento Kino

Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin

Film Info

In 1985, emigrant German mountain guide Gottlieb Braun-Elwert and two friends set out on a spectacular ski crossing of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, covering over 40km and 4000 vertical metres in only 18 hours. He named the now iconic route Symphony on Skis. Thirty years later, his daughter and filmmaker Carla Braun-Elwert, with her sister Elke, pays tribute to their late father by retracing his footsteps and discovering an entirely different kind of journey.

Additional Info


In attendance of director Carla Braun-Elwert.

Introduced by the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin and followed by a New Zealand reception sponsored by the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin.

Carla Braun-Elwert
Elke Braun-Elwert
Jochen Reiser
Axel Reiser
Keith Payne

Love in Cold Blood

Festival Attendance
Tegernsee International Film Festival
Mountainfilm GRAZ
MENDI Mountain Film Festival Bilbao

Audience Award at Tegernsee International Film Festival

Braun-Elwert’s short film Love in Cold Blood was winner of Best New Zealand Film and Best New Zealand Emerging Talent at the 2010 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival.