Egil Håskjold Larsen

Egil Håskjold Larsen

Norway

Biography

Egil Håskjold Larsen grew up in the wilderness of northern Norway. In the remote village of Jarfjord, just next to the Norwegian border to Russia, they were 3 people in his class. He then finished his education as a still photographer from Anadolu University in Turkey, before taking a Masters degree in documentary film from Volda University. Egil has worked as a cinematographer on several fiction and documentary films, including works with directors like Victor Kossakovsky.

His first feature documentary as a director; 69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS (2017) earned him several international awards, including the Emerging Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs.

He is now finishing his second feature length documentary: WHERE MAN RETURNS. A film from his childhood playgrounds; a portrait of a man's particular relationship to nature, in this remote wilderness. It'll premiere as the opening film in Tromsø International Film Festival, January 2019.

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