Weightless / Vektløs

Weightless

Documentarist Sigve Endresen portrays the singer Kari Iveland’s recording process and journey towards completing an album. Through her lyrics, we gain an insight into the existential unrest she has felt throughout her life. This is further elaborated during meetings with Kari’s parents, and with the doctor who treated her during a period in her life when she stopped eating and almost chose to stop living. As the child of missionary parents, who are devoted to improving an unjust world, she paradoxically became a victim.
This is a heart-breaking, yet heart-warming film. Once again, the humanist Sigve Endresen proves his unsurpassable skills as a documentarist, lifting Kari Iveland’s experiences away from personal events, and placing them instead on a universal level.

Details

Country of Production
Norway

Year of Production
2002

Format
35mm, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

Length
52 / 82 min

Director
Sigve Endresen

Production
Motlys Film

Original Language
Norwegian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Film Festival Haugesund 2002 (Andreas Prisen)
IDFA 2002
Nordisk Panorama 2002