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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2018

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LETTERS is a film about two people living on different sides of the planet; their daily lives, families, their differences and similarities. Filmmakers Marte from Tromsø and Jéro from Busan, South Korea met at the talent camp CPH:LAB in 2015, and were assigned to make a film together. They corresponded the following year, through letters, photos and video diaries to get to know each other. In the film, we alternate between Oslo and South Korea in scenes of everyday life and with the directors’ own voice-overs as guides: Shoe shopping, football practice, cooking, IKEA mounting, karaoke and Norway’s national holiday.

Marte is a mother of two, and leads a typical Norwegian family life. Jéro has no kids, but spends a lot of time with his parents and his brother’s family. They reflect over the loss of freedom, but at the same time, they express the love and strength that come with family ties. LETTERS is the story of a meeting that turned into a diary and ended up as a warm and personal film.

Introduction with director present at both screenings.

Director: 
Marte Vold & Jéro Yun
Screenplay: 
Marte Vold, Jéro Yun
Photography: 
Marte Vold, Jéro Yun
Run time: 
1 hour 17 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Norway and
South Korea
Producer: 
Maria Ekerhovd, Elisa Fernanda Pirir
Sales: 
MER Film
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Marte Vold (b. 1978 in Tromsø) attended the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer (Cinematography). She co-directed Ole Giæver’s feature film OUT OF NATURE (2014). In 2017, she did her first feature film as a cinematographer: THE TREE FELLER.
Jéro Yun (b. 1980) studied Fine Arts in Nancy and Paris. He has made several short films and documentaries.