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THE ART OF NEGATIVE THINKING

by Bård Breien

synopsis

A spirited psychologist accompanies a group of invalids to the house of Ingvild and Geirr, her self-destructive husband who has been wheelchair-bound for two years. Geirr, however, rebels against his wife’s attempts to rescue their marriage via positive thinking therapy. A black comedy about dealing with stifling compassion and false sincerity once and for all.

international title: The Art of Negative Thinking
original title: Kunsten å tenke negativt
country: Norway
sales agent: Nordisk Film International Sales
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Bård Breien
film run: 79'
release date: NO 03/11/2006, FR 26/11/2008
screenplay: Bård Breien
cast: Marian Saastad Ottesen, Fridjov Såheim, Kirsti Eline Torhaug, Per Schaaning, Henrik Mestad, Kari Simonsen, Kjersti Holmen
cinematography by: Gaute Gunnari
film editing: Zaklina Stojcevska
producer: Dag Alveberg
production: Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS, TV-produksjon AS
backing: Norwegian Film Fund
distributor: Columbia Tristar Nordisk Film Distributors AS, Little Stone Distribution (FR)

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Karlovy Vary 2007 Best Director
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