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