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Norway202170 minNorwegian, English, Japanese with English subtitlesCanadian PremiereDocumentary
If it had to be summed up, Code Name: Nagasaki is a documentary shot by Fredrik S. Hana, following his close friend and film protagonist Marius Lunde on his journey to connect with his estranged mother, who cut ties with the family when Lunde was a child, and relocated to Japan. The experience of watching the film, however, far exceeds this tidy storyline.
Interwoven with live documentary footage are scenes featuring Lunde in performance, paying homage to genres such as samurai epic, Japanese horror, and film noir. These sequences are not deviations from the documentary record; they are complex representations of Lunde’s very real fears and doubts. The artful fusion of raw footage and creative performance speaks to the strength of Lunde and Hana’s collaborative relationship, their love for film, and also a profound understanding of how a story can present complex emotion. Compelling and charismatic, Code Name: Nagasaki ushers us into a magnetically intimate record of Lunde’s exploration of family history.
- Jasmine Gui
Slamdance Film Festival, 2021
Istanbul Film Festival, 2021
DocLands Documentary Film Festival, 2021
Best Documentary Feature, Slamdance Film Festival, 2021
Fredrik S. Hana
Fredrik S. Hana is a filmmaker from Stavanger, Norway. His short films and music videos have been screened all over the world, among them the award-winning Sister Hell, Autumn Harvest, and Angst, Piss & Drid. Hana is a restless soul, always exploring new genres, styles, and narrative experiments to tell personal stories in fantastic otherworldly landscapes.
10 Nov, 2021
to 19 Nov, 2021
This presentation has closed captions.
This presentation has English subtitles.
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16 Nov. 4:30 pm
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10 Nov. 7:30 pm
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10 Nov. - 19 Nov.