The documentary film festival 'Hot Docs' paid tribute to Egil Håskjold Larsen last week. The Norwegian director was awarded the "Emerging International Filmmaker Award
" for the film 69 minutes of 86 days
, which follows three-year-old Lean and her family as they flee through an unsafe Europe. At a slow, lingering pace, the film shows the refugee crisis from a child's perspective.
This was Egil Håskjold Larsen's first full-length documentary film, and he is responsible for directing, photography and film editing. The film was produced by Tone Grøttjord-Glenne for Sant & Usant AS. The score for the film was composed by Bugge Wesseltoft. The Fritt Ord Foundation has granted NOK 235 000 in support for the project.
69 minutes of 86 days was one of several Norwegian documentary films at Hot Docs this year. Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen's The Islamist,
Solveig Melkeraaen's The Tongue Cutters
, Julia Dahr's Thank you for the rain
and the Swedish-Norwegian co-produksjonen The Whore Child
were also among the participants. Hot Docs in Toronto is North America's largest documentary film festival, screening more than 170 documentary films from all over the world this year.