Feb 05, 2017
Kunstnernes Hus Cinema, Oslo


Conversation with Marte Vold

Following the presentation of The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa in January, we’re now following up with a salon dedicated to the cinematographer behind that short film, Marte Vold. In addition to being a director of photography, Vold takes on a diverse range of other positions within film, including that of director and producer. We will screen her 2015 short film Totem, along with a few other earlier short films of hers as well as clips from her upcoming feature documentary Letters.

In Totem, we meet Marte and Ole, who live a comfortable middle-class hipster life together with their daughter in the suburbs of Oslo. Be it family bonding by way of organic, do-it-yourself sausage-making, the simple changing of bathroom lightbulbs, or a candlelit stab at befriending their daughter’s playmate’s parents, each situation depicted in the film presents a new opportunity for Marte and Ole to get into an emotionally stunted headlock. Poetic, surreal and darkly humorous, Totem leaves no awkward stone unturned as Marte and Ole’s dysfunctional relationship and inept attempts at intimacy unfold.

Following the screenings, a conversation with Marte Vold will provide an in-depth look into the process of making Totem, addressing the way the project grew over time and came to being through a series of other shorts. We will also speak about Letters, the upcoming feature documentary, co-created with Jero Yun as a part of CPH:LAB at CPH:DOX.

The short will have its international premiere at CPH:DOX in March 2017 as a part of the NEW:VISION award program.