Winter Frog
Winter Frog

Winter Frog

Director Slony Sow

Production year 2011

Length 18min.

Country France


Benjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures.


Special Mention | CFC Worldwide Short FF, Toronto, Canada, 2011

Audience Award for the Best Short Film | Anonimul IFF, Romania, 2011

Grand Prix of Jury “Emotion” | Festival du Court-Métrage de Fontainebleau, France, 2011

Best Actor Gérard Depardieu | Fano IFF, Italy, 2011

Best Actress Award Eriko Takeda | Flyway FF, Wisconsin, USA, 2011

HBO Films Producers Award | Savannah FF, USA, 2011

Award Excellence for Gérard Depardieu | Hollywood Real Independent FF, USA, 2011

Public Award | Filmets Badalona FF, Spain, 2011

Artistic Contribution Award | Festival Cinéma, Brusquet, France, 2011

Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Supporting Female Actor Award, Best Music | , Monaco, 2011

Best Film Award | JCI Istanbul Crossroads Int. Short FF, Turkey, 2011

Amadis Best Script Award | Fest’AFilm, Montpelier, France, 2011

Best Short Film Award | Festival du Fréjus, France, 2012

Prix du Meilleur Univers | Fest’Yves Arts, Etel, France, 2012

Audience Short Film Award | Festival Col-Coa, Los Angeles, USA, 2012


Slony Sow
Slony Sow



Jean-Maurice Belayche


Slony Sow

Director of Photography

Mathias Walter

Music by

Maidi Roth


Slony Sow


Slony Sow


Gérard Depardieu, Eriko Takeda, Sabine Lenoel

Production company(ies)

Nompareille Productions

Slony Sow

Slony Sow began his carreer with sport, dancing and music. He becomes a director after a few years of acting, in theater or in many tv movies. He develops in his movies serious themes treated with lightness. The main theme he treats in his short films is love, the lost love (L’homme de la boite), the desired love (Confesse) or the destructive love (Peripherique blues).


L’homme de la boite (2003), Peripherique blues (2005), Le pleuriste (2006), Confesse (2007), Winter Frog (2011).

FILMS 2012