Norsk filminstitutt

Little Axel is the story of Axel Joachim Jensen, son of Axel Jensen and Marianne Ihlen. Axel was born in 1960 and grew up on the Greek island called Hydra. Leonard Cohen becomes Axel's stepfather in infancy. A happy childhood turns into difficult teens, and at the age of 19, Axel is admitted to Gaustad Psychiatric Hospital. The film is a journey through Axel's life, memories and fate.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-11-10
Production company:
Antipode Films
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Producer:
Fabien Greenberg
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Film consultant:
Helle Hansen
Kalle Løchen

Director

  • Fabien Greenberg

    Fabien runs run Antipode Films with Bård Kjøge Rønning, directing their own films and producing films internationally. Fabien is French and Bård is Norwegian; Antipode operates out of Oslo, Norway.   

    Fabien Greenberg
  • Bård Kjøge Rønning

    Bård runs run Antipode Films with Fabien Greenberg, directing their own films and producing films internationally. Fabien is French and Bård is Norwegian; Antipode operates out of Oslo, Norway.   

    Bård Kjøge Rønning

Awards

2021:
Nordic/Docs
Honorable Mention Medium Length Documentaries

Festivals

2021:
Nordic/Docs
2022:
Miami Jewish Film Festival
2022:
AmDocs- American Documentary and Animation Film Festival
2022:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Krakow Film Festival
2022:
Raindance Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Fabien Greenberg
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Screenplay:
Fabien Greenberg
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Cinematographer:
Fabien Greenberg
Camera:
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Axel Joachim Jensen
Bjørn Saastad
Editor:
Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Bår Tyrmi
Fabien Greenberg
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Composer:
Kenneth Ishak
Other Music:
Leonard Cohen
Sound Design:
Bår Tyrmi
VFX artist:
Bår Tyrmi

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Sound format:
Stereo
Length in min's:
53'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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