Hanne Larsen, Norway, 200935mm, Colour, 24'

Ella is a burlesque drama about old, boozed-up Ella, 73, who refuses to take a bath. Ella’s hobby is to drive her home helpers crazy. Neither the municipality nor the home helpers know the real reason Ella won’t take a bath, or that Ella generally does not want to do anything at all that others do. Ella has tucked away the reason in the darkest recesses of her mind, and each time the thoughts emerge she drowns them in alcohol. For no one knows, there is no one who really knows Ella, and Ella does not know anyone.

03 August, Kino në Lum, 22:15

Short Film Competition

Director: Hanne Larsen
Producer: Hilde Berg, Bent Rognlien
Cinematographer: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Editor: Lars Apneseth
Sound: Gunn Tove Grønsberg

Director's Biography

Born in 1978, she graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2006. She also studied film in Denmark. Her films have been screened at both festivals and on television, and many of them have received international acclaim. Her short film “Cairn” received the National Film Award Amanda for Best Short Film, and also the award for best short film over 15 minutes at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival in 2008.

Festivals and Awards:

2009 Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund. Bergen Internasjonale Filmfestival 2009, Norway. Special Jury Award – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2010, France. IndieLisboa 2010, Portugal. Brüssel Int. Short Film Festival 2010, Belgium. La Cittadella del Corto 2010, Trevignano, Italy. World Wide Short Film Festival Toronto 2010, Canada.


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