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RECONSTRUCTING UTØYA

by Carl Javér

synopsis

In a secure space and accompanied by psychologists, four survivors of the murderous rampage that took place in summer 2011 on the Norwegian island of Utøya entrust their deeply personal experiences to a group of adolescents. To cope with the trauma, scenes from the liminal zone between life and death are reconstructed in a minimalistic and haunting manner: the rush to flee the gunshots, the hiding, the fear. With great sensitivity and respectful distance, renowned documentary filmmaker Carl Javér depicts the shared overcoming of trauma and the awakening of a new hope.

international title: Reconstructing Utøya
original title: Rekonstruktion Utøya
country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
sales agent: Cinephil
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Carl Javér
film run: 91'
release date: NO 19/10/2018, SE 19/10/2018, DK 29/11/2018
screenplay: Carl Javér, Fredrik Lange
cinematography by: Dff Henrik Bohn Ipsen
film editing: Carl Javér, Peter Winter
music: Kjetil Schander Luhr
producer: Fredrik Lange
co-producer: Svein Andersen, John Arvid Berger, Ami Ekström, Helle Faber, Kjetil Jensberg
production: Vilda Bomben Film, Polarfox AS, FilmCamp, Made in Copenhagen, Film i Väst
backing: Swedish Film Institute (SE), Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Danish Film Institute (DK)
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