BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire
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Meanwhile on Earth

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Samtidigt på Jorden
Sverige / Danmark / Estland/ 2020/ 1 t. 12 min.
LANGUAGE:
svensk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Carl Olsson
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mathias Døcker Petersen, Jonathan Guldberg Elsborg
PRODUCER:
Caroline Drab, Anne Köhnc
A quirky, poetic and intensely charming film about death

MEANWHILE ON EARTH is a quirky, poetic and distinctly Scandinavian film about death. Employing a visual language that evokes fellow countryman Roy Andersson, director Carl Olsson serves up a series of tableaus featuring funeral agents, cemetery workers and morgue attendants in which everyday small talk is contrasted with the absolute nature of their tasks. The resulting film is an intensely charming and quietly philosophical depiction of the last journey of the human body which forces its audience to look at death in new and unfamiliar ways.

Carl Olsson

Carl Olsson (Sweden) Filmography: PATRIMONIUM (2019)