Prematur, 2012, Regi: Gunhild Enger
Premature, 2012, Dir. Gunhild Enger

Premature (Prematur)

Premature tells the story of Norwegian Martin and his pregnant Spanish girlfriend, Lucia. We follow the pair during their first 15 minutes on Norwegian soil, observing Lucia's first encounter with this new culture and her in‐laws. The film depicts a car trip full of social tensions, expectations and misunderstandings.

Production and distribution

Production Year
2012
Country of origin
Norway
Release date (national)
2012-03
Production Company
Motlys A/S
Sagvn. 18
N-0459 Oslo
Producer
Gudrun Austli
Festival Contact
NFI Shorts
International sales
New Europe Film Sales

Crew

Director
Gunhild Enger
Screenplay
Gunhild Enger
DoP
Marte Vold
Editor
Vårin Andersen
Sound Designer
Rune Baggerud
Sound Engineer
Fanny Wadman

Technical information

Genre
Drama
Format
DCP 4k
Screen ratio
16:9
Colour
Colour
Sound format
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's
17'
Language
Norwegian
English
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Director

Gunhild Enger (2013)

Gunhild Enger

Gunhild Enger (1980) graduated from Edinburg College of Art, and The School of Film Directing in Gothenburg. She was nominated for a BAFTA with her graduation film Bargain, and has since then screened her films at festivals around the world. Her film Premature won best short film at several festivals in 2012 and 2013.

Cast

Anne Lise
Christine Stoesen
Trygve
Martin Bøhmer
Lucia
Aina Huguet Estrada
Martin
Eilif Hartwig

Festivals

2012
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2012
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
2012
Vilnius Film Shorts
2012
Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival
2012
Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Festival, Oulu
2012
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
2012
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2012
Cork International Film Festival
2012
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
2012
Aarhus Film Festival
2012
Brest European Short Film Festival
2012
Zinebi - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films
2012
Festival Tous Courts - Aix-en-Provence International Film Festival
2012
Kort
2012
Leuven International Short Film Festival
2013
Göteborg International Film Festival
2013
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2013
Glasgow Short Film Festival
2013
Portland International Film Festival
2013
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
2013
FEC European Short Film Festival
2013
Muestra Joven ICAIC
2013
Mecal International Short Film Festival of Barcelona
2013
Brussels Short Film Festival
2013
Seattle International Film Festival
2013
Huesca International Film Festival
2013
Tabor International Film Festival
2013
OFF - Odense International Film Festival
2013
Lviv Short Film festival Wiz-Art
2013
Open Space Film Festival
2013
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
2013
Tumbleweed Film Festival
2013
Concorto Film Festival
2013
Tenerife Shorts
2013
Festival No.6
2013
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
2013
CineMigrante - Festival Internacional de Cine y Formación en Derechos Humanos de las personas migrantes
2013
International Festival Signes de Nuit
2013
The Northern Film Festival
2013
LIFFe - Ljubljana International Film Festival
2013
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
2013
International Best of Short Films Festival, La Ciotat
2013
Ozu Film Festival
2013
Séquence Short Film Festival
2013
Leuven International Short Film Festival
2014
Short Waves Festival
2014
Lago Film Fest - International Festival of Short Films, Documentaries and Screenplays
2014
EU Shorts - European Shortfilm Festival

Prizes

2012
Minimalen Short Film Festival: Best Film
2012
Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival: Brief Encounters Grand Prix
2012
Uppsala International Short Film Festival: Special Mention
2012
Cork International Film Festival: Special Mention
2012
Brest European Short Film Festival: Regional Council of Brittany European Film Award, Prix des Passeurs de Courts, Prix Format Court
2012
Kort : Gullblikket for Best Norwegian Short Film
2012
Leuven International Short Film Festival: Jury Award for Best Short Film
2013
Open Space Film Festival: Special Prize of the Organising Committee
2013
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival: Inntravel Award for Best Short Film
2013
Ozu Film Festival: Maneki Neko Tatami Shot
Norwegian shorts

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