Why does the modern Norwegian society hide death, and surround it in secrecy?
Per Fugelli, who won the prestigious "The Freedom of Expression Prize" in 2013 (Fritt Ord), reflects brutally and openly on life and death in the light of his own cancer.
He wants to "release death from the prison of taboo words".
Jæren, Værøy, Røst and Grønland in Oslo provide the background for a poetic film about leaving life.
Director Aslak Aarhus takes us on a thoughtful journey seen through the eyes of Fugelli.
I had the pleasure to grade this important documentary.
It certainly made me think about how I live my life, and how I should cherish even the smallest things.
After all, we have only got a small amount of time here on earth. Be sure to to use it well!
The documentary premiered on national Norwegian TV in May 2013 (NRK1) and is available as video-on-demand until 18.06.2013.
Production Company: Visions
Director / Producer: Aslak Aarhus
DOP: Nils Petter Lotherington NFK, Torstein Nodland
Editor: Renate Henrikhaugen
Sound design: Egg & Bacon
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin
Format: Panasonic AJ-HPX3100 / Canon 5D MkII
Duration: 28 minutes