That was intense!
With total devotion and curiosity to the site-specific destinies of lived-through lives of locals, polish road workers and the norwegian protagonist performing her ethnological work on Lolland, Denmark, Hartmann dwells on life of the past, present and future.
Lolland, a province of Denmark, becomes a microcosmos, representing global migration, cultural attachment and the relation between place and identity.
The actual love story, what is left of a classic dramatic plot motor, does seem more as an excuse for interrogating the…
Elegantly filmed. The turning sculptures portrait in a delicate lighting gives the film a dynamic of its own. This method combined with the hinting voice-over lets us understand the sculptures and their context, yet with a gaze of our own. The identity and history of the sculptor remains a mystery, but is insinuated through the shadows and curves falling from each motive.
Having spent the greater part of a decade following and documenting the intrinsic, complicated political transition of a military state into a fledging young democratic Myanmar, Karen Stokkendal Poulsen delivers a captivating film filled with nuances.
Shifting her point of view from the former military chiefs, towards Aung San Suu Kyi and her party NLD, further on towards the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas, we meet the overlapping identities and forces of power in a country that obviously still…