Norsk filminstitutt

Jan, Mimi and Sigvald have different forms of dementia. In Stay, we see their lives characterised by searching for words, memories and objects. Daily life is demanding, both for them and those closest to them, but caregiving, togetherness and music can help. STAY is about the importance of relationships and being there.   

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-09-17
Production company:
Herlig Film og TV AS
Co production company:
Storyline Studios
Filmmakeriet AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Filminvest AS
Østnorsk Filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
Fritt Ord Foundation
Executive producer:
Finn Gjerdrum
Arild Karlsen
André Folkestad
Producer:
André Folkestad
Camilla Vanebo
Film consultant:
Helle Hansen

Director

  • Ragnhild Nøst Bergem

    Ragnhild Nøst Bergem (b 1990) is a Norwegian filmmaker and cinematographer. She has a Bachelor's degree in documentary film directing from Lillehammer University College and a photography degree from Oslo Photo Art School. Bergem has a distinct and brave voice in storytelling. Her intimate approach to the vulnerable characters in her films makes them open up and share the unspoken.

    Her documentaries have played in theatres, on television, and at film festivals in Norway and abroad. Her award-winning film Remember me? premiered at IDFA in 2016 and was featured in the prestigious Autumn Exhibition in Oslo in 2017. The Corona Diaries - Tales from the National Health Service (2021) aired on Norwegian TV2 and was screened at several film festivals. Bergem's first full-length film, Stay (2020), was nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary in 2021. The film received high critical acclaim and aired on NRK and SVT in addition to featuring at the Tromsø International Film Festival and NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival, among others.

    Through Bergem's film work, we get closer to people who normally remain silent, and her ambition is to help create change in society.

    Ragnhild Nøst Bergem

Awards

2022:
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary

Festivals

2020:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2020:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Nordic/Docs

Crew

Director:
Ragnhild Nøst Bergem
Screenplay:
Ragnhild Nøst Bergem
Erlend E. Mo
Co director:
Erlend E. Mo
Cinematographer:
Ragnhild Nøst Bergem
Editor:
Trude Lirhus
Composer:
Tord Gustavsen
Simin Tander
Thomas Anda
Sound Design:
Hugo Ekornes
Sound Recording:
Ragnhild Nøst Bergem

Technical information

Length in min's:
90'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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