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This is a poetic fable about a young depressed girl. Someone who wants to stay invisible, cares about her and tries to help by sacrificing a part of himself.   

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-05-07
Production company:
Trollfilm AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Stiftelsen Dam
Østnorsk Filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
Producer:
Anita Killi
Marita Mayer
Film consultant:
Åse Meyer
Terje Nilsen
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

Director

  • Anita Killi

    Anita Killi (b. 1968 in Stavanger, Norway) studied illustrating and graphic design at the Norwegian National College of Art & Design from 1988 to 1990, followed by studies in animation at the Volda University College from 1990 to 1992, followed by a third year studying documentary filmmaking at the same university college. In 1996 she graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the equivalent of a masters-degree, majoring in animation (multiplan technique). Killi has since established and runs her own animation studio, Trollfilm AS. Her film Tornehekken (The Hedge of Thorns) has received numerous international awards, and was nominated for Cartoon d'Or. Her latest film Sinna mann (Angry man) garnered even more critical acclaim and has been shown at an even wider selection of festivals, and has won numerous audience, Best Film and Grand Prix' awards.

    Her early works include:

    2009  Angry Man (Sinna mann) 

    2001 The Hedge of Thorns (Tornehekken) 

    1999 The King That Wanted More Than a Crown (Kongen som ville ha mer enn en krone) Director of Animation 

    1997 Far, Far Away (Langt, langt borte) Director of Animation 

    1996 Daughter of the Sun (Lavrasiid Áigi) 

    1994 Circle (Sirkel) Director of Animation 

    1992 The Glass Ball (Glassballen) Graduation film  

    Anita Killi

Awards

2020:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
Best Short Film
2020:
International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima
Special Prize
2020:
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival
Best Sound Design

Festivals

2020:
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
2020:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2020:
International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima
2020:
TIFF Junior - Tromsø International Children's Film Festival
2020:
Festival Stop Motion Montreal
2020:
Nordisk Panorama
2020:
Encounters Film Festival
2020:
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival
2020:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2020:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2021:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2021:
New York International Children's Film Festival
2021:
Krakow Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Anita Killi
Screenplay:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Anita Killi
Cinematographer:
Morten Skallerud
Editor:
Simen Gengenbach
Composer:
Zbigniew Preisner
ProductionDesigner:
Anita Killi
Set Decorator:
Anne Marie Aa
Anita Killi
Liliana Swirska
Sound Design:
Håkon Lammetun
Animator:
Jens Jonathan Gulliksen
VFX supervisor:
Alvaro Alonso Lomba

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Family
Format:
DCP 4k
Screen ratio:
1:2,39
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
11'
Language:
No dialogue

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