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Two noble men and a lap dog set out on a perilous quest to conquer the North Pole. A true-ish story, seen through the eyes of the world’s first four-legged celebrity: the terrier Titina. 

Italian airship engineer Umberto Nobile enjoys a quiet life with his beloved dog Titina, who charmed him into rescuing her from the streets of Rome. One day, Norwegian explorer superstar Roald Amundsen contacts him and orders an airship to conquer The North Pole. Nobile seizes the opportunity to go down in history. He brings Titina along, and the unlikely trio sets out on an expedition to the last undiscovered place on Earth. Their quest is successful but, in the aftermath, the two men start to quarrel over the glory ...  

Through the eyes of the four-legged celebrity Titina, (re)discover a true story of triumph and defeat.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Belgium
Release date (national):
2022-10-21
Production company:
Mikrofilm AS
Co production company:
Vivi Film
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
EURIMAGES
Screen Brussels
Executive producer:
Kristine M.I. Knudsen
Axel Helgeland
Producer:
Tonje Skar Reiersen
Lise Fearnley
Line producer:
Ross Murray
Co producer:
Viviane Vanfleteren
Marco Levantaci
Veerle Appelmans
Film consultant:
Ståle Stein Berg
Sales agent:
Les Films du Losange

Director

  • Kajsa Næss

    After 20 years as an innovative short animation director Kajsa Næss is ready for her feature film debut. Næss is known for her innovative approach to animation, constantly exploring new styles and techniques to create surprising and fresh films. Her award-winning short films have featured in prestigious festivals around the globe such as Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy and Tribeca. Næss has been nominated for the Norwegian film award the Amanda, and has been granted the Norwegian Ministry of Culture’s Human Rights Award, Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film at Fredrikstad Animation Festival, The Golden Chair for the best film at the Norwegian International Short Film Festival, Funniest Film at Nordic Glory, Best Film at Minimalen and more. Her dozen titles include It Was Mine (2015), It’s Up To You (2013), Deconstruction Workers (2008), Leonid Shower (2004) and Mother Said (1999). Kajsa also teaches animation at Westerdals School of Communication and has established both the Norwegian Animation Association and the annual Norwegian industry event Frame by Frame.

    Kajsa Næss

Festivals

2022:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2022:
Animation is Film Festival
2022:
Festival Cine Sevilla

Crew

Director:
Kajsa Næss
Screenplay:
Per Schreiner
Editor:
Anders Bergland
Jens Christian Fodstad
Composer:
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
ProductionDesigner:
Emma McCann
Sound Design:
Gisle Tveito
Animator:
Dyveke Skøld
First assistant director:
Marie-Laure Guisset

Technical information

Genre:
Family
Animation
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Dolby SR
Length in min's:
80'
Language:
Norwegian

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