Sing me to Sleep
Magnus Arnesen, Poland, 2010.
Directed by: Magnus Arnesen
Script: Magnus Arnesen
Producer: Weronika Czolnowska
Production company: Polish National Film School in Lodz
Cinematography: Magnus Borge
Editing: Boguslawa Furga
Music: Bartek Straburzynski
Cast: Jan Kornstad, Jorunn Kjellsby, Andrine Sather, Kjersti Elvik, Kjersti Sandal, Jon Ketil Johnsen, Silje Willmar
Running time: 30'
A picturesque village surrounded by fjords near Bergen, Norway. Robert, a 40-year-old postal worker, gives up work to spend time by the bed of his mother diagnosed with terminal cancer. She has only one wish before dying: she wants to know that her only son is not alone in the world. The man lies to please her ensuring that he is already dating a girl. The film is an adaptation of a short story by a renowned Norwegian writer Frode Grytten.
Awards and Festivals
Estoril Film Festival 2010 - Grand Prix
Ivy Film Festival 2010 - Grand Jury Prize
Angelus Student Film Festival 2010 – Honorable Mention
Skena Up International Students Film and Theatre Festival 2010 - Best Screenplay
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 - Golden Lion
Tehran International Short Film Festival 2010 – Special mention
Magnus Arnesen was born in 1981 in Oslo. He studied at Polish National School of Film, Television and Theater in Łódź. ‘Sing me to Sleep’ is his first film.
Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Sunday, October 23rd at 13.00