BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire

The Weight of Elephants

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Weight of Elephants
Danmark / Frankrike / New Zealand / Tyskland/ 2013/ 1 t. 23 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Demos Murphy, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin, Angelina Cottrell
DIRECTOR:
Daniel Joseph Borgman
WRITER:
Daniel Joseph Borgman (basert på roman av Sonya Hartnett)
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Sophia Olsson
PRODUCER:
Katja Adomeit
The kids are alright

Adrian is an eleven year old loner who lives with his strict grandmother and manic depressive uncle in a calm New Zealand suburb. When a new family moves into the house next door, Adrian's playful imagination leads him to believe that he has solved the mystery of the three abducted children that everybody talks about on the news. Based on the novel "Of A Boy" by Sonya Hartnett, THE WEIGHT OF ELEPHANTS is a visually striking film about friendship, loneliness, and the blurred lines between reality and imagination.

 

Daniel Joseph Borgman

DANIEL JOSEPH BORGMAN was born and raised in New Zealand. He has studied at the Danish film school Super16, and has directed several short films before making his debut as a feature director this year with THE WEIGHT OF ELEPHANTS.