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Songs of Earth dir. Margreth Olin
Songs of Earth directed by Margreth Olin

Margreth Olin’s nature documentary Songs of Earth, described as a” breathtaking visual and auditory poem” will open the 63rd Krakow Film Festival on May 29. The film is one of fourteen productions from around the world competing in the International Documentary Competition.

“I have always dreamed of making such a film. I wondered how best to portray the deep bond between man and nature and returned home to visit my father,” confessed the author of the documentary, Margreth Olin. – “My father is now 86 years old, and perhaps his generation is the last to have a deep understanding of how to care for nature.”

The director, over the course of all four seasons of the year, accompanies her father on hikes through the wild, mountainous regions of western Norway, following in the footsteps of her ancestors with a camera to answer the question: where am I from? The area’s pristine nature throbs with a constant cycle of birth and death. The film reveals an intimate and very universal world through stunning images and vibrating sounds.

Margreth Olin has made several films that have gained recognition from audiences and critics, participated in numerous festivals worldwide, and won numerous Norwegian and international awards. The Self Portrait, her previous film, made in collaboration with Katja Hogset and Espen Wallin, among other accolades received the Audience Award at the Krakow Film Festival.

The 63rd Krakow Film Festival will be held in Kraków cinemas from May 28 to June 4, and online throughout Poland on June 2–18, 2023.

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