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

A Cup of Tea

ORIGINAL TITLE:
En kopp te
Norge / Sverige / 2014 / 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Hans ”Dhama” Pandur, Olav Iversen, Reidar Aaslie
DIRECTOR:
Gunnar Hall Jensen
WRITER:
Gunnar Hall Jensen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Gunnar Hall Jensen, Erlend Haarr Eriksson
PRODUCER:
Elin Sander
Cabin in the woods

In the remote Norwegian woods, far away from his family, a filmmaker with a bleeding ulcer realizes that he is dissolving. In coming to terms with these insights, he sets forth building a Japanese tea house. He is obsessed with a Zen philosophy called "Wabi-Sabi", which is supposed to help you accept that life is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, and he wants to build the tea house accordingly. In the process, he meets a lovesick farmer, a lumberjack with a heart condition, and a depressed moose hunter. A CUP OF TEA is a dark "documedy" about disease, disorder and death.

 

Meet director Gunnar Hall Jensen at the screening.

 

Gunnar Hall Jensen

Gunnar Hall Jensen (1963, Norway) Filmography: GUNNAR GOES GOD (2011), GUNNAR GOES COMFORTABLE (2003)

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