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Anne Haugsgjerd (77), a renowned Norwegian director, reflects in a poetic, provocative and emotional way about entering the last chapter of her life.
A naked story about aging, gravity and smoking weed.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2021-05-09
Production company:
Incitus Films
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Filmkraft Rogaland
Producer:
Jarle Bjørknes

Director

  • Anne Haugsgjerd

    Anne Haugsgjerd (b. 1944) graduated as a graphic designer from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has worked with film since 1980, first as an editing assistant. She then went on to direct her own films - often humorous and reflective, biographical and self-exposing. Her films were a mixture of fiction and documentary, highly unusual in the 1980's when she made her first film, Life in Frogner. Her filmmaking was inspired by Swedish filmmaker Eric M Nilsson, who also edited Life in Frogner. The film went on to screen at several festivals; got an Audience Award and was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda. In the 1990s when the light, digital film cameras were launched, she started filming herself.

    Filmography:
    2014: Upside Down Everything is Abstract, My Father Said
    2000: Aileen, My Red-Haired Friend
    1998: An Island in the Sun
    1994: I wanna be loved by you (short fiction)
    1996: Anna (short fiction)
    1991: Good Girl, Sit Down!
    1986: Life in Frogner

    Anne Haugsgjerd

Awards

2021:
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
International Jury Special Mention
2021:
Nordic/Docs
Honorable Mention Short Documentaries

Festivals

2021:
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2021:
Riga International Film Festival
2021:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Anne Haugsgjerd
Screenplay:
Anne Haugsgjerd

Technical information

Genre:
Essay
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
24'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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