Filmmaker in Focus: Amanda Kernell II

Filmmaker in Focus: Amanda Kernell II

This year's filmmaker in focus is Swedish Amanda Kernell.

Kernell made her international breakthrough in 2016 with her feature film Sami Blood, which screened at film festivals worldwide and in Norwegian cinemas. It won four Guldbaggar (Swedish academy awards) and the Dragon Award, the world's largest film award at Gothenburg Film Festival. By then, she was already an established and award-winning writer/director of several strong short films.

Over two programs, we will present six of Kernell's films. In their own way, each of the films deal with topics of belonging, also because they're all anchored in the North Swedish landscapes, where Kernell herself grew up. A recurring theme is the longing for escape and to break free, but also for reconciliation and return. Her films often feature women who let their actions speak for themselves.
With precise, effective staging, and strong tension, these films show a confident filmmaker with a clear, personal signature.

During the festival we will also host a Amanda Kernell Master Class where she will talk about her filmmaking. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

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Årets filmskaper i fokus på Kortfilmfestivalen er svenske Amanda Kernell.

Hun slo igjennom internasjonalt i 2016 med spillefilmen Sameblod, som ble vist på filmfestivaler verden over, på kino i Norge, og vant fire Guldbagger pluss Dragon Award, verdens største filmpris under Göteborg filmfestival. Da hadde hun allerede en erfaren og prisbelønt filmskaper som hadde skrevet og regissert en rekke drivende gode kortfilmer.
Vi viser seks av kortfilmene på årets festival, satt sammen i to programmer. Hver på sitt vis er dette filmer som handler om å høre til, og som selv viser tilhørighet i det at de på hvert sitt vis er forankret i de nordsvenske landskapene hvor Kernell er oppvokst. Et gjennomgangstema er lengselen etter å flykte og bryte ut, men også etter forsoning og å vende tilbake. Filmene handler ofte om kvinner som lar sine handlinger snakke for seg selv. Med presise, effektive iscenesettelser og sterk spenning viser filmene en filmskaper med selvtillit og tydelig signatur.

Under Kortfilmfestivalen 2020 holder Amanda Kernell også en mesterklasse om sin filmskaping. Ikke la denne muligheten gå fra deg!

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Filmmaker in Focus: Amanda Kernell II
  • Eutopia (Paradiset)

    Adira and Farid are not allowed to play with other children. They live in a small village in northern Sweden and have to stay inside and hide. The fear of being discovered has made Farid passive and quiet while Adira has turned into a warrior - a Ninja.

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  • Northern Great Mountain (Stoerre vaerie)

    Elle 78, does not like Sapmi people - though she grew up in Lapland speaking Sami.
    Under pressure from her son, she returns north for her sister's funeral. She refuses to stay with their relatives overnight, and instead checks in at the local Grand hotel, pretending to be from the south...
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