Asta tries to find meaning and a sense of place in the coastal town in Western Norway where she works as a journalist. As she attempts to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of an asylum seeker, her personal life and her views on justice are affected.
Director about his film
I am always interested in how time is perceived and applied by the viewer. More precisely, in how a quiet pace, a static camera and a subtle story can activate the viewer to engage with the film.
The basic idea is that these choices take the viewer from passive to active, and therefore involve them more deeply into the characters, ideas, values, and the world being portrayed. There can be an enhanced form of empathy achieved, if the viewer gets time and space to add their personality and life experience into it, to be part of and contribute to the undertold story and subtle symbolism presented.