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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Eggs

Fortnight 1995, Feature film, 1 h 26

Synopsis

Moe and Far are brothers in their mid seventies. They have lived together their entire life in a samll isolated house in the Norwegian countryside. They have their own daily routines and roles and live a quiet life in their common universe. Only Far’s trip on a moped across the border to Sweden during the war – a trip never mentionned or discussed – separated them. One day, the phone rings and a Swedish voice informs them that Konrad, Far’s adult son from his trip to sweden, is coming to live with them for a while, since Konrad’s mother has become very ill. On July 20th 1969, at 21 hours, 17 minutes and 42 seconds, the spaceship Eagle lands on the dark side of the moon. 25 years later, while a voice comments on this great step for mankind from a large old radio, an hydraulic elevator of a bus for the physically disabled carefully lowers a strange creature in front of the two brother’s house. It is Konrad. dressed in yellow, its only luggage is a large box containing birds’ eggs.

Director

Bent Hamer

Bent Hamer’s films have been released in more than 30 countries and have won numerous awards in international film festivals, including the Fipresci prize and the European Distribution Award for Kitchen Stories in Cannes in 2003. Eggs and Kitchen Stories were shown at the Directors’ Fortnight in 1995 and 2003 respectively.

Kjell Stormoen
Leif Andrée

Screenplay
Bent Hamer

Image
Erik Poppe

Sound
Per Carleson

Editing
Skafti Gudmundsson

Music
The Flesh Quartet

Set decoration
Jack Von Domburg

Production : BulBul Film as, Oslo, Norvège Vente à l’étranger : Christa Saredi World Sales, Zürich, Suisse