BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary

Gunnar Goes Comfortable

Gunnar Goes Comfortable
Norge / 2003 / 75 min
Gunnar Hall Jensen

Equipped with only a cheap amateur camera, Gunnar Hall Jensen travels the world to find out why his own personality seems to make life so uncomfortable.

The film is a very personal documentary that tells the story of the director’s journey within himself, from childhood to adulthood. In a fresh and attractive style, told with humor and honesty, Hall Jensen’s voice leads us around the labyrinths of his mind.

An incomplete version of GUNNAR GOES COMFORTABLE won the Swedish Film Institute’s Documentary Award in January of 2002. In the jury’s statement, they called it “a film that is so amazingly good because it is in a sense about all of us. About our lack of self-confidence, our fear of loving or being loved, about narcissism as a driving force."

The film was shot mainly on Super-8, by the director himself, and is 75 minutes long. It is a non-commercial independent documentary, partially financed by the Norwegian Film Fund.

Gunnar Hall Jensen

Gunnar Hall Jensen (1963) majored in cultural communications at the University of Bergen. He has made a number of advertising and commission films over the past few years, and won a Gullruten award in 1999 for best commissioned film, produced for Norsk Hydro. He is also recognized as a maker of short films, most recently the City of Culture film A WHITE BUTTERFLY, based on a script by Ragnar Hovland. He has also directed the TV series "Cultural Disorder" for the University of Bergen. He is now living in Sweden.