Threads: The Story of Mikrofilm Animation Part 1

On-Demand: September 23 to October 4
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RATING: Mature

Founded over twenty years ago in Oslo, Norway, the animation studio, Mikrofilm is a group of filmmakers that create love-letters to the unique perspectives in each of their stories.  Whether it’s the frustrated titular character in Oscar-winning The Danish Poet, the tenacious runner in The Marathon Diaries, or the contemplative narrator in Oscar-nominated Me and My Moulton; each is treated with a playful sincerity that extends to, and embraces, the audience. It’s enthralling to watch one of their animated works; the worlds they create are dynamic, specific and not a single one of their beautiful frames are wasted (to a point where repeat viewings will reveal moments you may have missed- a kind of visual mischief that leaves the viewer in delight and awe).

-Matthew Corluka


Bøygen (The Boyg)

Kristian Pedersen | 05:32 | 2016

From deep in the misty Norwegian mountains comes the unnerving sense of numbing apathy. This is The Boyg, in old Norwegian folklore known as a large, invisible serpent that seem to surround you and suggests you avoid challenges.

Den danske dikteren (The Danish Poet)

Torill Kove | 15:02 | 2006

Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?

In The Danish Poet the narrator ponders these question as we embark on a holiday to Norway with Kaspar, a poet whose creative well has run dry.

Fruktfraktfakta: Agurk

Hanne Berkaak | 00:26 | 2018

A commercial for Norwegian fruit and vegetable distributor Bama, warning of the perils of putting your cucumbers in the refrigerator.

Bygningsarbeidere (Deconstruction Workers)

Kajsa Næss | 06:00 | 2008

In this award-winning short we meet two construction workers having an everyday conversation about an existential question. They keep on building while the world around them falls apart. Will they find the answer to one of the most common questions in the Western world?

The Boy Who Fell and the Man Who Picked Him Up Again

Hanne Berkaak | 02:00 | 2017

Promo film for RTVS Sør.

It Was Mine

Kajsa Næss | 07:53 | 2015

Is there really such a thing as coincidence?

A playful and offbeat reflection on the surprising moments where you get the feeling that everything is somehow connected. Based on a short story by Paul Auster.

RVTS Sør

Hanne Berkaak | 01:28 | 2015

Promo film for RTVS Sør.

Leonidestorm (Leonid Shower)

Kajsa Næss & Julie Engaas | 05:25 | 2004

A Leonid Shower is a rain of falling stars. You can see thousands of falling stars in one night.

Mannen som falt (The Man Who Fell)

Kristian Pedersen | 00:50 | 2020

Opening credits for Norsk Fjernsyn’s true crime documentary series Mannen som falt (The Man Who Fell)

Me and My Moulton

Torill Kove | 13:04 | 2014

With a bright palette and witty dialogue, the film tells the charming story of a seven-year-old girl and her sisters, who ask for a bicycle knowing full well that their loving yet unconventional parents will likely disappoint them.

Maskiner i nirvana

Kristian Pedersen | 00:50 | 2017

Little Boy

Kristian Pedersen | 05:20 | 2018

On August 6, 1945, there were two suns over Hiroshima. One was the dawn of a new day. The second was the nuclear bomb code-named Little Boy.

Farce

Robin Jensen | 11:00 | 2019

A man, a woman and a meat grinder. Love is messy.