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WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

NORTH

Directed by Rune Denstad Langlo
FEATURE NARRATIVE 78 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE NORTH
Five years ago, Jomar (Anders Baasmo Christiansen) had a great girlfriend and a promising future as a professional skier, but then a sporting accident triggered a mental collapse. Now 30, Jomar lives a sad, rudderless existence as a ski lift operator and downer of pills and booze. Then he finds out that he has a five-year-old son. With scant more than a snowmobile, a jug of moonshine, and the clothes on his back, Jomar impetuously takes off on a sublimely comic off-road trip bound for Norway's Far North, hoping to reclaim the life he lost.

Written by Erlend Loe, who wrote last year's Norwegian Oscar® candidate Gone with the Woman, North's charm lies in Jomar and the characters he meets on his journey. Many of them are loners like Jomar, resulting in some unusual and hilarious moments—from simple questions from a kindhearted little girl to a unique way of getting wasted to an odd old man living on an ice lake—that add a distinct texture to Jomar's journey. The most subtle exchanges generate the most dynamic effects, but it is Bassmo Christiansen, one of Norway's most awarded and brightest actors, who connects all of these moments with his everyman appeal.
Drama, Comedy
About the Director(s)
Rune Denstad Langlo (b. Trondheim, Norway) makes his feature debut with North. He has worked both as a director and producer in the documentary genre for 10 years. He started his career as a production assistant and researcher for a historic documentary on Roald Amundsen. He has directed the feature-length documentaries Too Much Norway (2005) and 99% Honest (2008). Both received theatrical releases and critical acclaim.
Special Note

Winner: Best New Narrative Filmmaker.
As a result, this film will screen two additional times on
Sunday, May 3: 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
For tickets, click here.

 

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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Narrative Feature Competition
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    78 minutes
  • Language:
    Norwegian
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum, Marte Aunemo, Mads Sjoegaard Pettersen, Lars Olsen, Astrid Solhaug
  • Director:
    Rune Denstad Langlo
  • Screenwriter:
    Erlend Loe
  • Producers:
    Sigve Endresen, Brede Hovland
  • Director of Photography:
    Philip Øgaard
  • Editor:
    Zaklina Stojcevska
  • Sound Designer:
    Bent Holm

Contacts
  • Director
    Rune Denstad Langlo
    Motlys
    Sagveien 18 Oslo, 0459
    Phone: +47 228 80 370
    rune@motlys.com
  • Sales Contact
    Tanja Meisner
    Memento Films
    6, cite Paradis Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33 1 53 34 90 28
    sales@memento-films.com
  • Manager
    Sigve Endresen
    Sagveien 18 Oslo, 0459
    Phone: +47 228 08 370
    sigve@motlys.com
  • Submitter
    Marie Durand
    Memento Films International
    40 rue de Paradis Paris, Franc 75010
    Phone: + 33 1 4800 0948 / 01133 1 53 34 9028
    marie.durand@memento-films.com
  • Director
    Rune Denstad Langlo
    Motlys
    Sagveien 18 Oslo, 0459
    Phone: +47 228 80 370
    rune@motlys.com
  • Sales Contact
    Tanja Meisner
    Memento Films
    6, cite Paradis Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33 1 53 34 90 28
    sales@memento-films.com
  • Manager
    Sigve Endresen
    Sagveien 18 Oslo, 0459
    Phone: +47 228 08 370
    sigve@motlys.com
  • Submitter
    Marie Durand
    Memento Films International
    40 rue de Paradis Paris, Franc 75010
    Phone: + 33 1 4800 0948 / 01133 1 53 34 9028
    marie.durand@memento-films.com

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