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 A World War II story focusing on hair, not heroes. Five siblings and their hair parlour offer women of the small Norwegian town Narvik a sense of normality in the midst of madness and despair. We follow 17-year-old Anna as her life is put on hold – just when it is about to start. Based on true events.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Belgium
Release date (national):
2021-10-22
Production company:
Mikrofilm AS
Co production company:
Vivi Film
Umedia
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Fond for lyd og bilde
Fritt Ord Foundation
Viken Filmsenter
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Producer:
Lise Fearnley
Tonje Skar Reiersen
Co producer:
Viviane Vanfleteren
Veerle Appelmans
Bastien Sirodot
Laurent Jacobs
Cédric Iland
Film consultant:
Kari Moen Kristiansen
Tone Johnsen
Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen
Sales agent:
SND Films

Director

  • Hanne Berkaak

    Hanne Berkaak is a freelance illustrator and animator currently based in Oslo, Norway. She has a Master in Communication Art & Design from Royal College of Art, London and a BA in animation from Parson's School of Design, New York. Berkaak has directed animations for clients such as Playstation, Channel 4, Yo Gabba Gabba and Save The Children.

    As a child, Berkaak spent her summers with her family in Lapland. With her short film debut, The Marathon Diary, she has been inspired by the landscapes and memories of these childhood summers.

    Hanne Berkaak

Cast

Anna Lorentzen:
Mathilde Holtedahl Cuhra
Molla Lorentzen:
Lena Kristin Ellingsen
Harald Lorentzen:
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
Dagny Lorentzen:
Heidi Ruud Ellingsen
Ragnhild Lorentzen:
Ragnhild Kristoffersen
Hasn Lorentzen:
Stig Henrik Hoff
NS Woman:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Festivals

2021:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Crew

Director:
Hanne Berkaak
Screenplay:
Hanne Berkaak
Composer:
Ola Fløttum
Sound Design:
Anders Mørk
Animator:
Rudi Mertens
Bruno Giraud
Cathinka Tanberg

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
14'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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