BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary

Discoveries of a Marionette

Marionettens oppdagelser
Norge / 2008 / 73 min
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
The legacy of a sailor

There has always been a distance between Bjarte and his grandfather, the great patriarch Alf Mørner. This is about to change when Alf gives his grandson the strange gift of countless metal cans containing 8 mm films. In these films Bjarte finds the hidden stories of Alf's adventurous past. But the gift is also a commitment, and Bjarte soon embarks on a voyage of his own.

DISCOVERIES OF A MARIONETTE is a poetic and special documentary film. It alters between warm, personal stories, philosophical ideas of eternal themes and heartbreaking episodes. The film sees Alf Mørner lead us on a melancholic, humorous and unforeseen expedition through life, death, the sea and in the end: eternity. Nothing less.

Bjarte Mørner Tveit

Bjarte Mørner Tveit (b. Bergen, 1978) graduated from London Institute and the Universities of Bergen and Trondheim. He has held different roles within documentary film production in the Piraya company. His debut as a producer was SVINDLEREN, (Trond Kvist, 2005). Tveit has worked as executive/associate producer on several productions: ON A TIGHTROPE (2007), BELARUSIAN WALTZ (2007) and now YODOK STORIES (2008).