Norsk filminstitutt

Loneliness and courage in deep water. 

Vilja (11) has to challenge herself and fight back bullying from the village girls. She has to stand up for herself and the honor of her oldfashioned grandad. A film about solitude and courage.   

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-06-10
Production company:
Blinkfilm as
Financing company:
Vestnorsk Filmsenter AS
Norwegian Film Institute
Fond for lyd og bilde
Producer:
Njål Lambrechts
Film consultant:
Lars Skorpen
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

Director

  • Vigdis Nielsen

    Vigdis Nielsen (b.1961) has made several short films and documentaries. Her documentary films have received both national and international awards, among them Olav H. Hauge: The Other Man (2008), The Fight for the fjords (2016) and the documentary series “High Hopes (for Norway’s TV2 and YLE).  She has written and directed several award winning short films for children and youth - Hole in the Heart (2003), Sting (2007) and Miaow (2012).     

    Vigdis Nielsen

Cast

Vilja:
Alma Li Hjartnes
Grandpa:
Amund Undeland
Village girl:
Johanna Hjeltnes
Village girl:
Johanna Hausnes
Village girl:
Annette Hide Gunnlaugson

Festivals

2020:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2020:
Nordisk Panorama
2020:
Reykjavik International Film Festival
2020:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2021:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund

Crew

Director:
Vigdis Nielsen
Screenplay:
Vigdis Nielsen
Cinematographer:
Tore Vollan
Editor:
Frida Eggum Michaelsen
Composer:
Olav Øyehaug
Prop Master:
Fredrik Sivertsen
Sound Design:
Yngve Leidulv Sætre
Sound Recording:
Jorunn Børve Eriksen
Casting:
Vigdis Nielsen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Youth
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
14'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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