BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition

Familiebildet

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Familiebildet
Norge / 2013 / 58 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Yvonne Thomassen
WRITER:
Yvonne Thomassen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Olaug Spissøy Kyvik
PRODUCER:
Trude Refsahl
TEMA:
Vestland
Identity, family secrets and World War 2

When Yvonne's grandmother was 26, she had an experience that left deep emotional scars. The county of Finnmark was burned to the ground during WW2, and she, her husband and their three little children had to flee their home or face death. Taking care of the family was always an important part of her grandmother's life, but today the family has fallen out of touch with each other. This documentary follows Yvonne's attempt to gather the family to take one last family portrait – and to find out why things turned out the way they did.

 

Shown in 2013

Yvonne Thomassen

YVONNE THOMASSEN is a Norwegian director who holds a degree in journalism and television production. FAMILIEBILDET is her debut as a documentary director. She has previously worked on a range of both documentaries and fiction films.