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Nuit

Documentary Film
Norway,
Sweden
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ann Aurebekk
Ann Holmgren
Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland, Erik Ljunggren
Ann Holmgren
Ann Holmgren
Erik Ljunggren
Ideas of beauty are subject to cultural norms. The protagonist Nuit has no way of knowing these conventions: She has been blind from birth. The blindness also applies to her awareness of social rules, says the narrator. The result is a very idiosyncratic and uncomfortable portrait of an unkempt woman, filmed in her realm, which confronts us viewers with our viewing habits and aesthetic rules and gives dignity and empowerment to an outcast.

Annina Wettstein
Homage Brothers Quay 2019
Rhythm of a City Arne Sucksdorff

A symphony about Stockholm tells of a hot summer’s day – symbolical, from unusual camera angles and with playful echoes of film noir.

Rhythm of a City

Documentary Film
Sweden
1947
18 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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AB Svensk Filmindustri, Stockholms stad, Svenska Institutet, Svenska Turisttrafikförbundet
Arne Sucksdorff
Stig Rybrant
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
The works of the Swedish film poet Arne Sucksdorff captivate us by their precise observation, the subtle combination of documentary and fiction, their experimental photography and the rhythm of the images. His Academy Award winning symphony about Stockholm tells of a hot summer’s day – symbolical, from unusual camera angles and with playful echoes of film noir.

André Eckardt