The Green Valley is a short film essay based on three real life events from Torshovdalen in Oslo, and a literary text. It investigates the connection between a man who died setting himself on fire in May 2014, and the installation of a 7 meter tall bronze sculpture entitled No Name the week after.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2018-05-05
Production company:
Substans Film AS
Co production company:
Twentyone Pictures
Producer:
Kristian Mosvold
Co producer:
Ellen Ugelstad

Director

  • Ellen Ugelstad

    Ellen Ugelstad (b. 1973) is a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and works in the intersection of film and visual art. Her documentary Indian Summer was nominated for the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX and the Norwegian Emmy equivalent, Gullruten, for best director and documentary. In 2017 her short Møterommet received the Writers Guild of Norway's Award for Best Screenplay at the Norwegian Short Film Festival. Her latest feature-length film Making Sense Together premiered at Oslo Pix in June 2018.  

    Ellen Ugelstad

Awards

2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Gullstolen - The Golden Chair Award for Best Short Film
2018:
Nordisk Panorama
Special Mention

Festivals

2018:
Nordic/Docs
2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2018:
Nordisk Panorama
2018:
Riga International Film Festival 2annas
2019:
Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles
2019:
Minimalen Short Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Ellen Ugelstad
Screenplay:
Ellen Ugelstad
Einar Sverdrup
Cinematographer:
Janne Lindgren
Editor:
Stefan Sundlöf
Sound Design:
Håkon Lammetun

Technical information

Genre:
Hybrid
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
25'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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