“Siblings Are Forever:” An Award Winning Documentary
December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
From the Norwegian director Frode Fimland comes this touching and entertaining two part documentary which was filmed in 2013 in Sognfjord., Norway.
The siblings Magnar and Oddny, both in their seventies, never left their childhood home. They run the family farm as it was run by several generations before them. Changes have been minimal, however a few innovations have been adopted. Electricity and a telephone were installed during the 1970s. At the end of part one they receive a visit from their relatives in Minnesota. In return they are invited to visit them in America the following summer. Part two, “The Grand Journey” is largely about their trip to see where their grandmother’s sister emigrated to in 1890. The contrast between how they farm, and the modern farm in the USA is striking- both siblings get a chance to drive a modern tractor during their visit! A film rich in contrast, portraying the subtle reflections the siblings do on this extraordinary journey.
**Please note there will be an intermission between 12:15 and 1:30 when the sequel film will be shown. Each film is 75 minutes long. The audio is in Norwegian with English subtitles. There will be an intermission between about 12:15 and 1:30 PM *** As a part of Stoughton’s Victorian Holiday weekend, and both parts of the documentary film will be shown on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7. (11:00 AM ands 1:30 PM)**
Thanks to the cooperation between the Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Film Institute we are able to show these films free of charge to our visitors.