69 Minutes of 86 Days

69 minutter av 86 dager

At an unspecified port, we are lead into a crowd of refugees through a trail of discarded lifejackets. Walking along a Greek highway, a little girl stands out from the crowd. Three-year-old Lean is brimming with curiosity and childlike energy. Without any background information on the child and her family, we follow them on their arduous journey across Europe. Filmed from one meter above the ground, the camera captures the story from the viewpoint of the child. We are with her and her little “Frozen” backpack amongst the legs and bags belonging to the adults around her. Throughout the tough journey she holds onto her childlike ability to normalize her days. She sings, plays and sleeps in the arms of her parents when she gets tired. The landscape changes continuously as national borders are crossed. The urgency of Larsen’s directorial debut lies in his ability to transport us in time and space. For several dozens of minutes, he makes the viewer feel as part of a throng of people wandering through the unknown terrain and seeking the promised land.

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  • Director:
    Egil Håskjold Larsen
  • Screenplay:
    Egil Håskjold Larsen
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Egil Håskjold Larsen
  • Music:
    Bugge Wesseltoft, Audun Sandvik
  • Editor:
    Egil Håskjold Larsen, Viktor Kossakovsky
  • Cast:
    Lean Kanjo, Bashar Kanjo, Razan Kanjo, Bisan Kanjo, Ahmad Kanjo
  • Production:
    Sant & Usant
  • Sales:
    Taskovski Films
  • Festivals:
    CPH:DOX 2017 (Nordic Dox – Honorable Mention), Hot Docs 2017 (Emerging International Filmmaker Award), Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 (Youth Jury Award), Dokufest 2017 (Special Mention)


10.11.2017 18:00 Kino Mladosť

About the Director:

Egil Håskjold Larsen

Egil Håskjold Larsen (1984, Kirkenes, Norway) 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 short documentary film Ad Astra, which has been screened at festivals and at The Autumn Exhibition 2016 in Norway. His first documentary feature 69 Minutes of 86 Days was premiered at CPH:DOX.