HURRY SLOWLY - STRONG NORWEGIAN FEATURE FILM DEBUT TO PREMIERE AT TIFF 2019
Twenty-something Fiona and her autistic brother Tom live alone in an old house on an island off the north-western coast of Norway. In addition to taking care of her brother, she works on the local ferry, and in the evenings, she cultivates her passion for music. Tom’s passion is astronomy. His 18th birthday is coming up, and Fiona hopes to obtain a permanent place for Tom at an assisted living facility in the nearest town. She longs for personal freedom, but at the same time, it is painful to step out of her role as caregiver.
In this slice of life story, director Emblem tenderly and patiently observes Fiona’s routine-based everyday life. We feel like we can sense what she is thinking, although the scarce dialogue is mostly that of a practical nature – like when Fiona gives Tom a heads-up for his next activity. The film is made of carefully composed tableaux’, often from a bird’s-eye perspective, that convey both stillness and movement.
HURRY SLOWLY will be part of the programme section HORIZONS at TIFF 2019. It features a selection of high quality films in different genres and styles, from all over the world. The only criteria being quality.
Anders Emblem (b. 1985) from Ålesund makes his feature film debut with HURRY SLOWLY. The film is part of his Master’s degree at the Institute for Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. HURRY SLOWLY was selected for the main competition program at this year’s Nara International Film Festival in Japan. The film has also been selected to be part of Slamdance 2019, January 25. - 31. A filmfestival for innovative filmmaking, by filmmakers, for filmmakers.
The 29th edition of Tromsø International Film Festival will be held in January 14-20 2019.