This film is based on the best-selling book by well-known children's author Patricia St. John.
High in the Swiss Alps a little boy, Danny, disappears. Lucien, a lonely, frightened boy of 13, is overtaken by catastrophic events and he finds himself an outcast with his family, school friends, and especially the very hostile Annette from the neighboring farm. Impelled to escape, the fugitive boy finds peace high up in the forest, where he meets an old woodcarver who encourages him so that he begins to have hope. But when rejection comes again, he discovers the hard way that a price has to be paid for forgiveness before there can be any reconciliation.
Originally premiering on HBO, Treasures of the Snow was filmed in the breathtaking Swiss Alps, and captures the changing mood of the mountains deep in the snow of winter, the delicate colors of the spring flowers in the open valleys and bell-jingling cattle. The charm of genuine antique Swiss chalets with their quaint interiors will delight you. And you will experience real life drama, the tensions of ordinary people under pressures and the satisfaction of righteousness rewarded.
Produced by Nigel Cooke
Written and Directed by Mike Pritchard
Please note: The VHS version is only compatible with US and Canadian video players.