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NORTH

Section: Competition
Directed by: Rune Denstad Langlo



THE WINNER OF THE 16th TITANIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BREAKING WAVES AWARD

Nord
Norway, 2009
Dir.: Rune Denstad
Langlo


www.nordthemovie.no





Dir.: Rune Denstad Langlo
Scr.: Erlend Loe
Phot.: Philip Øgaard
Ed.: Zaklina Stojevska
Music: Ola Kvernberg
Cast: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Marte Aunemo, Lars Olsen, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Astrid Solhaug, Kyrre Hellum
Format: 35 mm; Color; 78 mins

Following a nervous breakdown, former skiing ace Jomar Henriksen finds a job as a piste patroller. Since skiing is no longer of any interest to him, he also begins to overlook his duties as an attendant. Instead of issuing ski passes and making sure that the ski lift is working properly, he spends most of his time smoking, drinking and lazing. Then one day an old friend turns up and tells Jomar that he is the father of a child living in the north of the country. Jomar decides to set off alone on his snowmobile with nothing but five litres of alcohol to keep him going. On his long journey north Jomar comes across tanks, dangerous tunnels, full fridges in empty houses and unusual ways of getting drunk… and, in the end, maybe even his own child.

Rune Denstad Langlo’s Norwegian road movie was inspired by David Lynch’s The Straight Story as well as Sean Penn’s Into the Wild. „The film is about Jomar meeting all those people and actually realizing that, although he acts strangely because of his depression, other people are even weirder. In northern Norway a lot of people live in isolation and have little interaction with other human beings. We called the film an “off-road movie”, as people in northern Norway don’t take the main roads.” (Rune Denstad Langlo)


Q&A with Anders Baasmo, lead actor of North: March 31sh, Tuesday, Uránia National Film Theatre, 20.15, after the screening!





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