BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
Norwegian documentary

The Shadow

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Skyggen
Norge/ 2013/ 45 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
CAST:
Mary Reklev
DIRECTOR:
Line Hatland
WRITER:
Line Hatland
PRODUCER:
Kristine Ann Skaret
Watching the detective watch herself

SKYGGEN follows 83 year old Mary Reklev, both as a private person and a former private detective. After she quit her carrier, Mary wanted to "investigate herself" to see what she could find. To be a detective was more than just exciting problem solving, and in this documentary we get an insight into this peculiar and turbulent job. We are treated to stories of fun and obsessiveness, but also the problem of trying to combine this addictive work with an ordinary family life. After digging for the truth about others for over forty years, Mary Reklev is now going to dig for the truth about herself.

 

Line Hatland

LINE HATLAND (1969) is a director working with production company Medieoperatørene, and has directed several documentaries. Among these, BLITZ (2004) and HOW HAPPY CAN YOU BE (2006) are the most widely known. Her films have been shown on television and at festivals all over Europe.