Norsk filminstitutt

The bystander effect is like a cerebral and affective penetration.  

A 6th grade’s discussion about power structures that also evolves between the 11-year-olds in the group. The film studies the bystander-effect in different dimensions and almost breaking the barriers between the illustrative, hyper-realistic and fictive.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2018-03-16
Release date (international):
2018-01-26
Production company:
Yenni Film
Producer:
Yenni Lee

Director

  • Yenni Lee

     Yenni Lee (b. 1985) is a Norwegian-Vietnamese director and screenwriter from Norway and has an MA from the Film School of Valand Academy in Sweden. Her earlier works consist of the short films Explosions in the Heart (2016) and Air Balloon (2011) which screened at several international festivals, and the music video Run Away (2013) that participated at the music- and film festival South by Southwest and Atlanta Film Festival.   In august 2016 she got selected for the talent programme at the Locarno Film Festival together with the talents from the Résidence programme at Cannes Cinéfondation, where she also had a special screening of the short film Explosions in the Heart.    Currently she’s developing several short films and her debut feature film where she explores sexual violence and power dynamics.  

    Yenni Lee

Cast

Ange-Carole Igiraneza
Ludvig Olsen Brøntveit

Awards

2018:
STOCKmotion Film Festival
Best Film

Festivals

2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2018:
Hamarama
2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2018:
Nordisk Panorama
2018:
STOCKmotion Film Festival
2019:
cph:pix - BUSTER
2020:
Prague Short Film Festival
2021:
Krakow Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Yenni Lee
Screenplay:
Yenni Lee
Camera:
Sara Svärdsén
Editor:
Patrik Forsell
Sound Design:
Eric Guslén
Sound Recording:
Eric Guslén
Still photographer:
Per Larsson
Casting:
Yenni Lee

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
9'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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