Luxembourg, Belgium, 2021 / 76 min / English OV with French subt. / Drama
After a drunken night on Svalbard, Luc meets Mike, a stranger who lives in an isolated cabin in the Arctic desert.
Luc, a divorced man and father of a seven-year-old girl, is in the middle of setting up his apartment to have his daughter, Mira, live with him when he suddenly runs off to Svalbard, an archipelago near the North Pole. After a drunken night, Luc stumbles upon Mike, a stranger who lives in an isolated cabin in the Arctic desert. The two men start talking, but Mike mysteriously abandons Luc mid-conversation. Intrigued, Luc goes looking for him. Along the way, he meets Ingrid, a charming Norwegian teacher. After missing his flight home, Luc decides to stay with Ingrid and starts a new life on the island. But he is haunted by the encounter with the elusive tourist. Luc hunts a shadow, possibly his own.
Hytte questions the quest for identity in a hyper-globalised society.
Jean-Louis Schuller is a director and cinematographer born in Luxembourg in 1979. He graduated from the IAD of Brussels in cinematography before moving to London where he completed an MA in direction of photography at the National Film and Television School in London in 2008. His 2008 short Chungking Dream was featured in Clermont-Ferrand before being acquired by the MUDAM Collection in Luxembourg. His documentary High/Low (2011), which he co-directed with Sam Blair, was awarded Best Documentary at the 2012 Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis. In 2015, his documentary Black Harvest (2015), co-directed by Sean Clark, ran at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. Hytte (2021) is his fourth feature film as a director.
- 2021 – Hytte
- 2015 – Routwäissgro: Wantermäerchen (episode of the TV series)
- 2015 – Routwäissgro: D’Kierch am Duerf (episode of the TV series)
- 2014 – Black Harvest (documentary)
- 2011 – The Road Uphill (documentary)
- 2011 – High/Low (documentary)
- 2008 – Chungking Dream (short)