Norsk filminstitutt

Bilder fra et nordisk drama tar oss med inn bak kunstverdenens kulisser. Under overflaten av staselige museumsbygninger og storslåtte utstillinger er ikke alt like vakkert. I filmen får vi et innblikk i en verden preget av høyt konfliktnivå, store meningsforskjeller og suspekte metoder. Vi blir kjent med den norske kunstneren Aksel Waldemar Johannessen som etter sin død blir oppdaget og får stor internasjonal suksess. Men kunsteliten i Norge vil ikke vite av ham.  

Produksjon og distribusjon

Produksjonsår:
2021
Produksjonsland:
Norway
Nasjonal premieredato:
2021-10-26
Produksjonsselskap:
Paranord Film
Finansieringsselskap:
Norwegian Film Institute
Nordnorsk Filmsenter AS
Filmfond Nord
Produsent:
Linn Henriksen
Filmkonsulent:
Helle Hansen
Ingrid Dokka
Gjermund Gisvold

Regissør

  • Nils Gaup

    Nils Gaup (b. 1955) was educated at The Norwegian Theatre Academy (since 1996 a division of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts), graduating as an actor in 1978. He then started his career working as an actor at various theaters, and in 1981 was one of the founders of the succesful Beaivváš Sámi Teahter, the only theater performing in the sámi language of the indigenous Sámi people of Northern Norway, of which Gaup himself is a native.

    Besides his work in theater, Gaup also had some film roles, and wrote stage- and screenplays. One of these was also to become his debut as a film director, and after writing and preparing the film for several years Pathfinder (a.k.a. Ofelaš) premiered in 1987. The original screenplay by Gaup was inspired by legends and traditional tales of the Sámi people told to Gaup while he was just a boy, and the film was the first sámi-language film ever produced. The film received praise and acclaim from a unison core of critics, and became one of Norwegian cinema's greatest box-office successes, in addition to winning several awards - including the Norwegian National Film Award Amanda for Best Film - and being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988.

    Since then Gaup has had a steady output in both film and television. His second film, the action-adventure pirate-movie Shipwrecked (1990), was co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and was shot in both Norwegian and English language, for world-wide release. Again a hit for Gaup, he next turned his attention to a more low-key project: After famously having turned down offers to direct American films such as RoboCop and Not Without My Daughter, he premiered the comedy-thriller Head Above Water in 1993, which garnered Gaup his second Amanda-award for Best Film. The film was later remade in the U.S., starring Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz. Gaup's other films include the French-American co-production North Star (1996), the critically acclaimed drama Misery Harbour (1999), the television series' Nini (1998) and Deadline Torp (also made as a TV-movie, 2005). In 2008 Gaup went back to his roots, so to speak, premiering the epic drama The Kautokeino Rebellion, based on actual events that took place in his hometown of Kautokeino in Norways northernmost county of Finnmark - events which have later had both great symbolic value, as well as caused controv

    Nils Gaup

Festivaler

2021:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2022:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
2022:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck

Stab

Regissør:
Nils Gaup
Fotograf:
Andreas Ausland
Martin J. Edelsteen
Tommy Allmenning
Cato Lauvli
Klipper:
Svein Olav Sandem
Mik Stampe Fogh
Komponist:
Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Lyddesign:
Håkon Lammetun

Teknisk informasjon

Format:
DCP 2k
Farger:
Farge
Lengde i minutter:
70'
Språk:
Norwegian
Undertekster:
English

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