Norsk filminstitutt

When uncovering a story about injustice, the young journalist Asta see her personal life in a new light.

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.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2022-05-13
Release date (international):
2022-01-29
Production company:
Vesterhavet
Financing company:
Mediefondet Zefyr
Ålesund kommune
Producer:
Anders Emblem
Stian Skjelstad

Director

  • Anders Emblem

    Anders Emblem (1985) from Ålesund, on the Western coast of Norway. He has spent the last ten years at university doing film studies, traveling the world, and working as a social worker. A Human Position (2022) is his second feature after Hurry Slowly (2018).

    Anders Emblem

Cast

Asta:
Amalie Ibsen Jensen
Live:
Maria Agwumaro
Lars Halvor Andreassen

Festivals

2022:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2022:
International Film Festival Rotterdam
2022:
Jeonju International Film Festival
2022:
Filmfest München - Munich Film Festival
2022:
San Sebastian International Film Festival
2022:
Chicago International Film Festival
2022:
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2023:
Transilvania International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Anders Emblem
Screenplay:
Anders Emblem
Composer:
Eirik Slinning Korsnes
Editor:
Anders Emblem
ProductionDesigner:
Brynhild Dagslott
Sound Design:
Marthe Straum Lie
Jakob Bechmann
Cinematographer:
Michael Mark Lanham
Camera:
David Grønvik
Ina Sofie Martinsen
Makeup artist:
Brynhild Dagslott
First assistant director:
Lars Halvor Andreassen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 4k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Length in min's:
78'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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