What is art? Who defines what qualifies as art? And what is the purpose of art in public places? These are among the questions explored in this thought-provoking and entertaining documentary about a small municipality in the heart of Norway that was gifted a controversial sculpture as part of an art project. The sculpture raised the ire of the locals, and massive protests meant it was removed before it was finished. Two years later, however, it was put back up …
At the screening Friday 16 October, there will be a conversation about the film in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall.
VILLAGERS AND VAGABONDS (ODELSGUT OG FANTEFØLGE) is the winner of the Best Norwegian Documentary Award. The film will have an extra screening Saturday 17 October at 20:15.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 14–31 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
Merethe Offerdal Tveit
Merethe Offerdal Tveit (Norway) VILLAGERS AND VAGABONDS is Offerdal Tveit’s first feature documentary.