Norsk filminstitutt

After many years abroad the artist Gritt returns to Norway, but struggles to find her place in the cultural scene of Oslo.  

Gry-Jeanette left Norway with the dream of becoming an actress. Now, 17 rambling years later, having failed to find either fame in Hollywood or notoriety in Berlin, she’s back, as Gritt.

Whilst her old friends from college have established successful careers on the Oslo theater

circuit, Gritt is passionate about manifesting a radical collective ritual. But nobody seems to care.

When she receives yet another funding rejection, and is thrown out of her apartment, Gritt’s situation becomes increasingly desperate.

However, Gritt manages to get an internship at an underground theater company and secretly moves into their performance space. With the company away on tour, Gritt embarks on her mission to bury capitalism and the patriarchy.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-06-18
Release date (international):
2021-02-02
Production company:
Mer Film AS
Co production company:
Andropia
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Maria Ekerhovd
Line producer:
Elisa Pirir
Co producer:
Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

Director

  • Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

    Itonje Søimer Guttormsen has a bachelor in film directing from The Norwegian Film School (2008), and is currently in the MFA program ”Processes of filmmaking” at Valand Academy. She produces her film- and art projects on her lable Andropia, and is the founder and artistic leader of «ByFlimmer» - a site spesific film festival under the WUXIA platform, and of KORET, a 50 piece Oslo based choir.

    In 2015 she premiered the ritual performance ”Eden, Oslo – en konfirmasjon”, where 11 females made their confirmation in Lilith – Adams ousted first wife.

    Itonje Søimer Guttormsen

Cast

Gritt:
Birgitte Larsen
Marte:
Marte Wexelsen Goksøyr
Lars:
Lars Øyno
Aunt Rakel:
Andrine Sæther
Frida:
Maria Grazia Di Meo
Mattis:
Mattis Hermann Nyquist
Coach:
Shoukat Chengezi
Asal:
Shokat Harjo
Tonje:
Linda Hverven
Hansi:
Kyrre Hellum
Lars Vaular:
Lars Vaular
Brad:
Brad Burgess
The Fitness Wich:
Christine O'Day

Festivals

2021:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2021:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2021:
International Film Festival Rotterdam

Crew

Director:
Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Screenplay:
Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Cinematographer:
Patrick Säfström
Egil Håskjold Larsen
ProductionDesigner:
Nina Buer Brun
Marianne Stranger
Ann Kristin Talleraas
Sound Recording:
Vegard Ronæss Soldal
First assistant director:
Paul Tunge
Camera:
Fred Arne Wergeland
Annicken Aasheim
Kjell-Gunnar Hjartholm Knudsen
Editor:
Itonje Søimer Guttormsen
Geir Ørnholt
Michael Leszczylowski
Composer:
Erik Ljunggren

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Colour:
Colour
Language:
Norwegian

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