Untitled (Milk Mountain)
A film by Keegan Luttrell
Untitled (Milk Mountain) is a film that depicts a young woman's struggle to carry a bowl of milk up a mountain situated in the Alps near Leysin, Switzerland. Wearing a white dress and walking barefoot, the protagonist's harrowing journey to reach the peak of the mountain serves as a ritual for healing, transformation and reckoning. Drawing inspiration from the local folklore from the town, the milk signifies the sacrifice that farmers would leave out for the "fairies" that protected their crops and them from the harsh conditions of the mountain. The town, rich in history - from housing patients suffering from tuberculous to becoming a winter tourist destination - creates a stage that is lost in time, as the landscape contrasts with the woman who is oddly hypnotically determined to bring the milk to its final resting place.