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A personal and poetic meditation on life, death, history and habitat. 

This is a story about the life in the tidal zone on a subarctic seashore – a tide that flows into the narrator and intermingles with her own life memories. It is a tale about the vulnerability of life and what is left when something is gone. 

The film is a declaration of love to the landscape and presents close portraits of the animals that live in the tidal zone. A seascape that is constantly moving. Some of it remains fixed and stationary for brief periods, but most of it flows. Like our memories. They pop up, and we do not always know what triggers them. 

This is a film about small things and large questions. About presence and absence, about sensation and memory, about joy and loss. We meet with vitality and decay and memories that freeze up. Curiosity is an important incentive; it leads to a French marine biologist, to heart urchins and to a father.   

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2022-01-18
Production company:
Rampelys AS
Financing company:
Nordnorsk Filmsenter AS
Filmfond Nord
Norwegian Film Institute
Fond for lyd og bilde
Associated producer:
Mona Steffensen
Producer:
Eva Charlotte Nilsen
Film consultant:
Anna Svensson
Ingrid Dokka
Gjermund Gisvold

Director

  • Eva Charlotte Nilsen

    Eva Charlotte Nilsen (b. 1945) is a cinematographer, director, producer, and non-fiction writer from Oslo. She moved to northern Norway in 1973 and has run the production company Rampelys in Sortland since 1986. She has directed and produced numerous documentary films, many of them for museums and TV companies. Nilsen held the position as CEO and film commissioner for Nordnorsk Filmsenter 2008 - 2012.  

    Eva Charlotte Nilsen

Awards

2022:
Nordic/Docs
Best Medium Length Documentary

Festivals

2022:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2022:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Nordkapp Filmfestival
2022:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Eva Charlotte Nilsen
Screenplay:
Eva Charlotte Nilsen
Cinematographer:
Eva Charlotte Nilsen
Camera:
Tor Edvin Eliassen
Editor:
Rachel Andersen Gomez
Composer:
Maja Bugge
Other Music:
Svante Henryson
Sound Design:
Sander Stedenfeldt Olsen
Narrator:
Eva Charlotte Nilsen

Technical information

Genre:
Essay
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's:
56'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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