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Aksel is an intimate portrait of the career, family history, and final ski racing years of one of the world’s most beloved athletes. Aksel Lund Svindal has spent his entire life chasing victory and has won more gold medals than almost any of his competitors. This documentary follows Svindal side by side and in real time, as he experiences life threatening crashes, painful rehabilitations, and quiet moments of reflection away from the spotlight. Get an inside look on what it takes to be the best.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-02-05
Production company:
Field Productions AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Filip Christensen
Sales agent:
Autlook Filmsales GmbH

Director

  • Even Sigstad

    Born 1984, freeride skier, known worldwide for his unique technical skills. Sigstad has worked in the film industry since 2004 as cinematographer, editor and director.

    Even Sigstad
  • Filip Christensen

    Born 1988, grew up in Lørenskog just outside Oslo. Christensen started to make films at the age of 15, and established Field Productions at 16. Considered one of the greatest talents in the production of ski and snowboard documentaries. Has received several prestigious awards for his films, including "Best European Film" for Being There at the International Freeski Film Festival in 2011.

    Filip Christensen

Crew

Director:
Even Sigstad
Filip Christensen
Screenplay:
Even Sigstad

Technical information

Genre:
Sport
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
90'
Language:
Norwegian

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