This is the story of a 3 year old girl's journey through Europe. We meet her at a busy Greek port, and follow her closely as she makes her way to her new home in Uppsala, Sweden.     

Slowly we glide over the remains of life-wests at an unnamed shoreline, establishing the tense political framework of this story. From here we pass on to observe groups of fellow travelers, still continuously moving forward. In the midst of the crowd a three year old girl catches our attention. Carefully we are getting into her journey, and we get to know her outstanding character as she slowly makes her way through Europe with her family. She is strong, never cries and seems to grasp the seriousness of these circumstances. This film tells the story about childhood, family relations, hope and a world that is difficult to understand. All presented to us by 3 year old Lean. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2017-03-01
Production company:
Sant & Usant AS
Executive producer:
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Producer:
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Sales agent:
Taskovski Films Ltd

Director

  • Egil Håskjold Larsen

    Egil Håskjold Larsen has worked as a cinematographer and director since finishing his studies in 2008. Studying fine art photography in Turkey, and finally documentary filmmaking in Norway. In 2016 he released his first documentary film Ad Astra. The film has been screened at festivals and at The Autumn Exhibition 2016 in Norway. 69 Minutes of 86 Days is his first feature length documentary film.

    Egil Håskjold Larsen

Awards

2017:
CPH:DOX
Special Mention
2017:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Emerging International Filmmaker Award
2017:
Nordic/Docs
Nordic/Docs Award Best Documentary Cinematography
Honourable Mention
2017:
Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield International Documentary Festival
Youth Jury Award
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Gullstolen - The Golden Chair Award, for Best Documentary
2017:
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary
2017:
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
Special Mention

Festivals

2017:
CPH:DOX
2017:
Eurodok - European Documentary Film Festival
2017:
Arabiske filmdager
2017:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2017:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
2017:
Nordic/Docs
2017:
Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield International Documentary Festival
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2017:
Sole Luna Palermo Film Festival
2017:
Galway Film Fleadh
2017:
Giffoni Film Festival
2017:
Guanajuato International Film Festival
2017:
Lemesos International Documentary Festival
2017:
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
2017:
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
2017:
Arabian Nights Film Festival
2017:
Sole Luna Treviso Film Festival
2017:
Camden International Film Festival
2017:
Calgary International Film Festival
2017:
Reykjavik International Film Festival
2017:
Nordic international Film Festival New York
2017:
Astra Film Festival
2017:
Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
2017:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2017:
Leeds International Film Festival
2017:
Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD
2017:
International Film Festival Bratislava
2017:
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2017:
International Human Rights Film Festival This Human World
2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2018:
Docville International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
2018:
ACT Human Rights Film Festival
2018:
CineDoc Tiblisi
2018:
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
2018:
Diaspora Film Festival
2018:
FIDADOC - Agadir International Documentary Festival

Crew

Director:
Egil Håskjold Larsen
Cinematographer:
Egil Håskjold Larsen
Editor:
Egil Håskjold Larsen
Victor Kossakovsky
Composer:
Bugge Wesseltoft
Sound Design:
Alexandr Dudarev
Sound Recording:
Alf Marius Valen
First assistant director:
Alf Marius Valen

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
70'
Language:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English

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