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Sweat, towel snapping and hair spray: the school locker room is an unavoidable chapter in the lives of teenagers. They are epicenters for awkwardness and happiness, loneliness and solidarity, in a time of many changes. Today's generation has more options than ever for expressing their individual identity, but few speak of having a carefree attitude towards their bodies and open showers. "Stories from the shower" is a snapshot of teenagers’ experiences and reflections from the locker room.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2021-06-10
Production company:
Stray Dog Productions Oslo
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Sarah Winge-Sørensen
Film consultant:
Hanne Myren

Director

  • Teresia Fant

    Teresia Fant was born and raised in Vasa, Finland, and is now based in Norway. She graduated with a bachelor in documentary directing from the Norwegian Film School the summer of 2018. In 2018-2019 she directed the web-series Vacuum about a group of 20-somethings for YLE. Her student film Leve Løten! was broadcast on NRK and DR and was nominated for New Nordic Generation award at Haugesund International Film Festival. Her first documentary Empty cages the movie (37 min) premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival and has since been shown at, among others, Ji.hlava IDFF and Dokfilm in Volda.   

    Teresia Fant

Awards

2021:
Nordisk Panorama
Children's Choice Award
2022:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Best Norwegian Documentary

Festivals

2021:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2021:
Nordisk Panorama
2021:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2021:
DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
2021:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2022:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2022:
Tampere Film Festival
2022:
BUFF International Children and Young People's Film Festival
2022:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2022:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Teresia Fant
Screenplay:
Teresia Fant
Cinematographer:
Teresia Fant
Jonathan Bjerstedt
Editor:
Geir Fjermestad Rolandsen
Composer:
Nicolas Lehtola
Sound Design:
Anna Nilsson

Technical information

Genre:
Youth
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Dolby SR
Length in min's:
25'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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