NORWEGIAN CINEMA AT CAMERIMAGE
We have a distinct pleasure to unveil another secret from this year's programme.
Next up in the national cinematography review programme is the Norwegian Cinema Review. We would like to introduce you to an extraordinary artistic duo who have created many multifarious and magnificent films over the years. Their gripping suspense has garnered appreciation not only in Norway, but around the world. We have the pleasure of presenting you with the work of the filmmaking duo Hans Petter Moland and Philip Øgaard.
Still from "A Somewhat Gentle Man"
Still from "Aberdeen"
Their cooperation is a perfect representation of the main aim of the Camerimage Festival. Not only does their legacy allow us to perceive a film as a complex work of art, but it also helps us to understand how important is director’s and cinematographer’s creative collaboration. Undoubtedly, HansPetter Moland–Philip Øgaard duo's works include films which thematically and visually originate from the Norwegian tradition, as well as more universal films that give us a broad view of their native cinema.
As a part of the Norwegian Cinema Review(retrospective of the Petter Moland–Philip Øgaard duo), we are pleased to announce that the following films will be screened:
- Zero Kelvin (Kjærlighetens kjøtere), 1995
- Aberdeen, 2000
- Pedersen: High-School Teacher (Gymnaslærer Pedersen), 2006
- A Somewhat Gentle Man (En ganske snill mann), 2010
- In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), 2014
It is our pleasure to inform that the Embassy of Norway in Poland took honorary patronage over this event.
In organizing the review we were also greatly supported by our partner, Norwegian Film Institute.
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Hans Petter Moland was born in Norway, but he spent many years of his life in the United States. He graduated in directing from the Emerson College in Boston. Initially, he made a career out of directing commercials, for which he was presented with the prestigious Golden Lion of Cannes Commercial Film Festival and Clio Awrd in New York, among many others. After returning to Norway in 1985, he established Moland Film, a company that quickly became one of the most prominent Scandinavian producer of commercials.
Hans Petter Moland,photo courtesy of Norwegian Film Institute
He made his feature debut in 1993 with war drama The Second Lieutenant. Two years later he shot his breakthrough film Zero Kelvin, for which he won Norwegian Amanda award and the main prize of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Moland's subsequent films made him a recognizable brand, also because of the way he worked with actors such as Tim Roth, Nick Nolte, or Stellan Skarsgård. With the last, he enjoys a long-term collaboration.
Hans Petter Moland's films were appreciated all over the globe and recognized with prestigious awards and distinctions by a number of film festivals – Berlin, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal, Lübeck, Karlove Vary and Milan, to name just a few.
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Philip Øgaard is one of the most distinguished Norwegian cinematographers. His body of work includes a few dozens of feature films. Apart from his long-term collaboration with director Hans Petter Moland, Øgaard shot numerous internationally adored films: Bent Hamer's Kitchen Stories, Martin Asphaug's Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake, or Rune Denstad Langlo's North and Welcome to Norway. In 2000 he was awarded with Camerimage Bronze Frog for his work on Aberdeen, which will be screened as a part of our review.
photo courtesy of Norwegian Film Institute