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A Year Along the Abandoned Road

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Director  Morten Skallerud
Music director  Jan Garbarek
Producer  Morten Skallerud
Country  Norway
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Short
Screenplay  Morten Skallerud
Duration  
Language  None
A Year Along the Abandoned Road movie poster
Release date  June 1991
Similar movies  Angry Man (2009), The Danish Poet (2006), Free Jimmy (2006), The Red Shoes (1948), 20 - 000 Days on Earth (2014)

A Year Along the Abandoned Road (Norwegian: Året gjennom Børfjord) is a Norwegian short film shot over a period of 105 days in 1988/1989 and released in 1991. Directed by Morten Skallerud, the film was shot in Super Panavision 70 (65 mm negative) and shows a whole year passing by in Børfjord in Hasvik, Norway, at 50,000 times the normal speed in just 12 minutes. The camera was moved slightly each day, and so the film gives the viewer the impression of seamlessly travelling around the fjord as the year goes along, each day compressed into a few seconds.

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The film which premiered at the Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad in June 1991, has been screened at over 300 film festivals throughout the world and won 12 different awards, among which the Norwegian Amandaprisen for best short film in 1991, and the Grand Prix at the Tampere Film Festival in 1992. The film is traditionally the opening movie of the annual 70 mm film festival held at the Cinemateket film club in Oslo.

In 2002 director Jesper Hiro used footage from the film in a-ha's "Lifelines" music video.

References

A Year Along the Abandoned Road Wikipedia
A Year Along the Abandoned Road IMDb A Year Along the Abandoned Road themoviedb.org


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