BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary - Competition

Statement Too

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Statement Too
Norge/ 2016/ 38 min.
LANGUAGE:
norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Arvid Sletta
DIRECTOR:
Joern Utkilen
WRITER:
Joern Utkilen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Joern Utkilen
PRODUCER:
Isak Eymundsson
The Importance of Being Arvid

56-year-old Arvid Sletta doesn't have a great singing voice. His lyrics are naive and repetitive, and his guitar skills are amateurish. Despite all this, his music possesses a stunning emotional power and a heartbreaking vulnerability that touches people far beyond the realm of skill and craft. STATEMENT TOO is a portrait of an artist whose honesty and authenticity makes him difficult to put a label on and a tribute to the importance of being different.

Festival Guest: Director Joern Utkilen

 

First there will be a screening of ASYLUM by Joern Utkilen, which won the Norwegian Short Film Competition at BIFF in 2011.

Joern Utkilen

Joern Utkilen (Norway, 1971). Filmography: EARTH OVER WIND (2014), WIND OVER LAKE (2010)