Light from the Chocolate Factory

by Dag Johan Haugerud
20.05.20 – 24.05.20

After a few weeks of home cinema only, we are delighted to finaly be able to reopen Kunstnernes Hus Cinema.

Join us for the screening of Light from the Chocolate Factory by Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud. A short feature film with a fantastic cast that addresses serious issues such as responsibility and morals in a humorous and absurd tone.

About the film

Real estate agent Ingrid (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and her friend Maria meet in connection with a mutual girlfriend getting married. It has been agreed upon to create a song on the occasion of the wedding, but the idea turns out to be more difficult to realize than expected. Ingrid in particular has trouble focusing on the task after a friend suggested that she more or less took the life of her own mother, by taking her on a ride that ended in an accident. We follow Andrea and Maria through several meetings leading up to the wedding, and more or less fruitful conversations about key phrases, syntax, conscience and forgiveness.

Light from the Chocolate Factory
is a dialogue-driven film, a "musical about music and morals" where conversations are merged with pieces by Aleksandr Skrjabin, Lalo Schifrin, Claude Vivier, and Maurice Ravel. As in many of Haugerud's films, humor often emerges through what is felt or thought, and what is being said or not being said.

About the filmmaker

Dag Johan Haugerud (b. 1964) is a writer and filmmaker, known for the award-winning feature film As You See Me. He made his debut as an author in 1999 with the novel Noe med natur. In 2002 he published the novel Den som er veldig sterk, må også være veldig snill, which was translated into French and published in France. In 2011 he followed up with the novel Hva jeg betyr, which was brilliantly received and was among the critics' favourites in Aftenposten. For his fourth novel, Enkle atonale stykker for barn, Haugerud received the P2 Listeners Novel Prize in 2016.

Practical information

We are looking forward to be welcoming the audience back into the cinema. We follow the authorities' guidelines and ask visitors to be considerate of one another:

  • Kunstnernes Hus' cinema is open Wednesdays and Sundays. We open 30 minutes before each viewing.
  • Maximum 27 people per screening.
  • We have increased our cleaning routines in the public areas and ask everyone to use hand sanitizer at regular intervals.
  • The ticket purchase at this time only happens online. Due to higher costs related to cleaning and staffing, we ask for your understanding that we had to increase the regular ticket price to 150,-. The price for members, students and artists remains at 90,-. If you would like to support Kunstnernes Hus Cinema in these times, you have the opportunity to buy a 'støttebillet' for 200,-.
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Dag Johan Haugerud
65 min