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Norway film industry female makes Abu Dhabi fiction debut. The award-winning Norwegian documentary filmmaker Hanne Myren’s work ‘Love Me’ (Elsk meg) was premiered at the UAE’s film festival, Saturday. A chronicle of the difficulties of commitment, the movie centering around 20-year-old character Maria, employs the unique technique of using non-actors to play out versions of their own stories. This is the first time Ms. Myren has broken away from traditional documentary film.

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Norway film industry female makes Abu Dhabi fiction debut

Published on Tuesday, 29th October, 2013 at 08:58 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 29th October 2013 at 09:15.

The award-winning Norwegian documentary filmmaker Hanne Myren’s work ‘Love Me’ (Elsk meg) was premiered at the UAE’s film festival, Saturday.

Photo from 'Elsk Meg'
Love Me portrays 20-year-old Maria, a troubled and lonely girl’s longing to be loved and fear of being rejectedPhoto from 'Elsk Meg'
Photo: Norwegian Film Institute


A chronicle of the difficulties of commitment, the movie centering around 20-year-old character Maria, employs the unique technique of using non-actors to play out versions of their own stories.

This is the first time Ms. Myren has broken away from traditional documentary film.

“For my feature documentary ‘Girls’, I spent two years filming and had more than 250 hours, that’s a complicated way to make a movie,” Ms. Myren told film magazine Screen.

“I knew if I scripted something it would be much quicker,” she added.

The script is based on the life of Julia Wildschut, the lead actress of ‘Love Me’ who Ms. Myren found through street casting.

Ms. Wildchut’s real-life boyfriend and father were cast as well. None of the three leads have had any prior acting experience.

“The theme I wanted to explore is how we repeat our relationships, how our adult relationships are colored by our own parents,” said Ms. Myren.

“I was looking for a girl who was more outgoing, she acts out, she’s not quiet and crying…When I found Julia, she had difficult relationship with her own father,” she added.

The movie still retains certain aspects of documentary film. Much of the dialogues in the movie are improvised by the actors.

Ms. Myren stated that she might repeat the same technique for her next project to explore the relationship between mother and daughter.

“It was an intense way of working, but very interesting,” said Ms. Myren.




Published on Tuesday, 29th October, 2013 at 08:58 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 29th October 2013 at 09:15.

This post has the following tags: norwayfilms, norwegiancinema.





  
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