When Maja was 16, her mother got cancer. She and her three younger siblings did not know what would happen, but they knew their mother would lose her hair and look quite different. Maja wanted to gather the good memories. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2017-03-22
Release date (international):
2017-06-14
Production company:
Trollfilm AS
Producer:
Maja Arnekleiv

Director

  • Maja Arnekleiv

    Maja Arnekleiv (b.1997) grew up with sheep, milking cows and with an animation studio in Dovre, a village in the mountains of Norway. She shot 3,000 photos of her mother over a period of two years, during her mother’s illness. A pixilated documentary film is the result of 755 of these photos. This is Maja’s debut as a film director.  

    Maja Arnekleiv

Cast

Anita Killi
Rein Arnekleiv
Runi Arnekleiv
Juni Arnekleiv
Maja Arnekleiv

Awards

2017:
Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival
NUFF award YOUTH
2017:
DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Golden Dove for Best International Animated Documentary

Festivals

2017:
Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival
2017:
Eurodok - European Documentary Film Festival
2017:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2017:
Primanima - World Festival of First Animations
2017:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2017:
DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
2017:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2017:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2017:
KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth
2017:
Animateka International Animation Film Festival
2018:
Providence Children's Film Festival
2018:
ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival
2018:
CPH:DOX
2018:
Koudougou Doc Film Festival
2018:
KIKI – International Film Festival For Children
2018:
DOCUMENTARIST - Istanbul Documentary Days
2018:
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
2018:
International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima
2018:
DMZ DOCS - Korean International Documentary Film Festival
2018:
International Festival Signes de Nuit
2018:
DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City
2018:
Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival
2018:
Big Cartoon Festival

Crew

Cinematographer:
Maja Arnekleiv
Editor:
Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Animator:
Maja Arnekleiv
Still photographer:
Maja Arnekleiv
Composer:
Mattis Sørum
Sound Design:
Mattis Sørum
Director:
Maja Arnekleiv

Technical information

Genre:
Documentary
Animation
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Sound format:
Stereo
Length in mins:
5'

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