69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS

Sections and films

Section: Edition 2017

Synopsis
Camera slowly glides over the remains of life-vests at an unnamed shoreline, establishing the tense political framework of this story. From here we pass on to observe groups of fellow travellers, still continuously moving forward. In the midst of the crowd a three year old girl catches our attention. Carefully we are getting into her journey, and we get to know her outstanding character as she slowly makes her way through Europe with her family. She is strong, never cries and seems to grasp the seriousness of these circumstances. This film tells the story about childhood, family relations, hope and a world that is difficult to understand. All presented to us by 3 year old Lean.

--- regista --- egil haaskjold larsenEgil Håskjold Larsen
Egil Håskjold Larsen has worked as a cinematographer and director since finishing his studies in 2008. Studying fine art photography in Turkey, and finally documentary filmmaking in Norway. In 2016 he released his first documentary film AD ASTRA. 69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS is his first feature length documentary film.

Director's statement
“As consumers of information and news about the development of our world, and to a large degree of its misery, we have become blind to its atrocities. The whole picture has perhaps become too overwhelming and complex. Perhaps we push it aside because it has become too difficult to witness, but this only generates fear and selfishness. Development has created a polarised and very unjust world, which seals the fate of countless humans every single day. This reality has now moved closer to us in Europe, and we struggle to relate to it. The refugee crisis and the political power game which the entire world has generated an attitude to, has created more strife, where perhaps it should have resulted in more compassion. Humans themselves seem to hold responsibility, and in this way, we have become both the guilty party and the victim. The child stands alone as the representative of something pure and unaffected in this context. Their innocence and open mind to the world they encounter gives us hope and an indication that there is something fundamentally good in all human beings”.

production
Sant & Usant AS
(Norway)

world sales
Taskovski Films
(UK)
www.taskovsifilms.com

festival contact
Norwegian Film Institute
(Norway)
www.nfi.no

All films in competition are in the original language with Italian subtitles except for +3 and +6 sections that has a live over-sound). Entrance to Elements and Generator screenings is free (subject to available seats) priority will be given to jurors, press and accredited audience.
Masterclass
meeting at the Sala De Sica and Antica Ramiera are for Masterclass jurors and press only.
Entrance to Parental Control
and Gex Doc sections is free up to capacity, Elements +6 and +10, press and accreditation have priority.
Entrance to Wizard Nights
and Fright Nights films is free up to capacity. 

Original Title 69 minutter av 86 dager
Category Official Competition
Section GEx Doc
Tipology Documentary
Duration 71'
Production Year 2017
Nationality Norway
Directed by Egil Håskjold Larsen
Editor Egil Håskjold Larsen,Victor Kossakovsky
Sound Aleksandr Dudarev
Music Bugge Wesseltoft & Audun Sandvik
Main cast Lean Kanjo
Bashar Kanjo
Razan Kanjo
Bisan Kanjo
Ahmad Kanjo
Masher Al kaddour
Sarah Al kaddour
Majed Swed
Hamed Swed
Nabil Kanjo
Omaimashoura
Produced by Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
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