Chasing the Wind (Jag etter vind)

Anna hasnt seen her family for a decade. When her grandmother dies, she returns home to face her grandfather and the ones she left behind. In the week leading up to the funeral, nothing goes as expected, and Anna is forced to reconsider how she lives her life.

Chasing the Wind is a humorous and melancholy lovestory that shows how communicating with your own family is the most difficult communication of all. The film s humor emerges from the frustration and anger the characters feel when they can neither talk to nor understand each other. The melancholy is connected to their realization that the longer they wait to tell the truth to each other, the more painful it becomes.

Production and distribution

Production Year
2013
Country of origin
Norway
Release date (national)
2013-03-15
Production Company
Motlys A/S
Sagvn. 18
N-0459 Oslo
Producer
Brede Hovland
Sigve Endresen
Co-producer
Heino Deckert
Co-production Country
Germany
Festival Contact
NFI Features
International sales
Memento Films International

Crew

Director
Rune Denstad Langlo
Manuskript
Rune Denstad Langlo
D.O.P.
Philip Øgaard
Camera
Daniel Kask
Editor
Vidar Flataukan
Composer
Ola Kvernberg
Production Designer
Kristine Wilhelmsen
Costume Designer
Ellen Ystehede

Technical information

Format
DCP 2k
Bildeformat
1:2,35
Farge
NOT TRANSLATED: filmdb.colorsystem.color
Length in min's
90'
Language
Norwegian
Subtitles
English

Director

Rune Denstad Langlo

Rune Denstad Langlo

RUNE DENSTAD LANGLO (b.1972) is a Norwegian director and writer with a background in documentaries. Some of his earliest titles are the documentary series Too Much Norway (2005) and the feature length documentary 99 % Honest (2008). Rune’s first feature film North (2009) won the Critic’s Award in Berlinale Panorama in 2009, the same year as Langlo was voted ”Best Emerging Filmmaker” at the Tribeca Film Festival. His second feature film Chasing the Wind (2013) received great reviews and screened at festivals throughout the world. In recent years he has mastered most genres, and his latest accomplishments have been the short film Foul (2014) and the drama series Aquitted (2014), co-directed with Geir Henning Hopland.

Cast

Anna
Marie Blokhus
Johannes
Sven-Bertil Taube
Håvard
Tobias Santelmann
Mathias
Frederik Meldal Nørgaard
Lundgren
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Elise
Marte Aunemo

Visning på festivaler

2013
Zürich Film Festival
2013
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2013
Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD
2013
Arras International Film Festival
2013
Day for Night - Nordic Film Festival
2014
Göteborg International Film Festival
2014
Norwegian Film Week, Moscow
2014
International Filmfest Emden-Norderney
2014
Transilvania International Film Festival
2016
Mamers en Mars - European Films Festival

Prizes

2013
Nordic Film Days Lübeck: Special Mention from the Ecumenical Jury
2013
Arras International Film Festival: Prix del la critique
2016
Mamers en Mars - European Films Festival: Prix du Public