Magic Silver / Julenatt i Blåfjell
Katarina Launing, Roar Uthaug, Norway, 2009.
Directed by: Katarina Launing, Roar Uthaug
Script: Gudny Ingeborg Hagen, Thomas Moldestad
Producer: Jørgen Storm Rosenberg, Lasse Greve Alsos
Production company: Storm Rosenberg
Cinematography: Gaute Gunnari
Editing: Vidar Flataukan
Music: Magnus Beite
Cast: Ane Viola Andreassen Semb, Johan Tinus Austad Lindgren, Jan Gunnar Røise, Finn Schau, Kari-Ann Grønsund, Kyrre Hellum, Martin Slaatto
Running time: 84'
Princess Bluerose is a small gnome living deep in the Norwegian mountains. A small community of gnomes is responsible for making the transition between daylight and night. This is called the magic hour, and is created by the magic silver which only these gnomes possess. When the silver is stolen, the world is transformed into eternal night. Princess Bluerose sets out on a remarkable journey to retrieve the silver and save the world from eternal darkness. 'Magic Silver' is based on the popular Norwegian television series 'Jul i Blåfjell' (1999) and 'Jul på Månetoppen' (2002). They are considered classic Christmas calender series, and already firmly entrenched in an entire generation's old Christmas memories.
Leeds Young People's Film Festival – Special Mention
Giffoni Film Festival – Official competition
Katarina Launing, born 1971, studied directing the Norwegian Film School and graduated in 2000.
Roar Uthaug, born 1973, graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2002. His feature debut 'Cold Prey' (2006) was a huge success.
Location and screening schedule:
Europa cinema, Wednesday, October 20th at 12.30
Museum of Contemporary Art, Wednesday, October 20th at 18.00
Europa cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 11.00