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Chasing the Wind (2013)

Jag etter vind (original title)
When grandma dies, Anna has to go back to what's left of the small family, 10 years after she left. There's she confronted with what she fled from back then.
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It's been ten years since Anna fled her childhood home town, but when her grandmother dies, she has to go back. In the week up to the burial, she's confronted with what made her escaping, and who she was in her meetings with her grumpy grandfather and her deserted boyfriend. Written by OJT

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NOK 20,100,000 (estimated)
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"Conversational, warm-hearted and tangible..."
3 May 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Norwegian screenwriter, producer and director Rune Denstad Langlo's second feature film which he wrote, premiered in Norway, was shot on locations in Åfjord, Sør-Trøndelag in Norway and Germany and is a Norwegian production which was produced by Norwegian producer and director Sigve Endresen and Norwegian producer Brede Hovland. It tells the story about a fashion designer named Anna who after returning to her home place to attend her grandmother's funeral with her literary grandfather, meets his neighbour named Arne, her former boyfriend named Håvard who lives with his daughter named Emma and manages a beach bar and a girl named Elise who works at a grocery store.

Precisely and subtly directed by Norwegian filmmaker Rune Denstad Langlo, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws a reflective portrayal of a woman's relationship with her Swedish grandfather who has a fondness for Germans, her Danish boyfriend named Mathias and her ex-boyfriend. While notable for its naturalistic, atmospheric and prominent milieu depictions, low-keyed production design by Norwegian production designer Kristine Wilhelmsen and sterling cinematography by Norwegian cinematographer Philip Øgaard, this narrative-driven story depicts two humane studies of character and contains a timely score by Norwegian composer Ola Kvernberg.

This modestly romantic and existentialistic drama which touches on several important themes and which is set during a summer in a coastal municipality in Norway where a woman comes closer to herself whilst she learns more about the history of her grandparents, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, minimal use of instrumental music, endearing characters, sense of humor, charming and understated acting performances by Norwegian actress Marie Blokhus and the commendable acting performance by Swedish singer and actor Svein-Bertil Taube. A conversational, warm-hearted and tangible character piece and a fine representation of Southern Norway.


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