Cancelled! Tottori - Sommeren vi var alene


Unfortunately, this screening has been cancelled due to the new restrictions regarding infection control in Oslo.

One of the biggest successes this year was the children's film Tottori - sommeren vi var alene, a rare combination of a Norwegian independent film and a children's film classic! Welcome to the screening at Kunstnernes Hus Cinema.

"Poetic images, Hollywood-like stylistic devices and an unfailing belief in the adventurousness of life make Tottori - Sommeren vi var alene a Norwegian children's film classic."

- Einar Aarvig in Periskop

About the film

Tottori is about the sisters Vega (8) and Billie (4) who are on a mountain hike with their father when he falls into a rock crevice and gets injured. The girls must try to find the way back on their own to get help. On their journey, they face wild animals, big and small challenges, and must learn to tame their own fears.

About the filmmakers

Arild Østin Ommundsen debuted with the comedy-success Mongoland in 2001. His second feature film was Monstertorsdag (Sundance, 2005). Eventyrland (2013) was nominated for 10 national film prizes, and Now it's Dark (2018) reinforced Ommundsen's position as one of the most interesting auteurs in Scandinavia.

Tottori is Silje Salomonsen debut as a director. Salomonsen has a background in acting, with leading roles in amongst others in Eventyrland, Now It’s Dark and Jannicke Systad Jacobsen's Hjelperytteren.

Arild og Silje are married, live in Stavanger, and are the proud parents of the two sisters in Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene - Billie and Vega Østin.

Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene
Arild Østin Ommundsen, Silje Salomonsen
1h 18 min