Blessed Be This Place

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    Blessed Be This Place

    Directed by

    2013

    29 min

    Documentary

    Göteborg IFF

    A woman in front of a window, a female choir, a gymnast, two girls on a bench on a cold street, two crematorium workers exchanging banalities. A film made up of routine spaces which are sewn together to make a map of an unusual, familiar yet baffling city. Portrait of a place blessed by the perplexity of what we call daily life.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix - Szczecin European FF
    • Best Documentary - ISFF of the Baltic Sea States
    • Filmlance Seriously Big Humour Award - Nordic Talents
    • Best Documentary - Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival
    • Honourable Mention - DocsDF
    • Special Mention - Euganea FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Jonathan Elsborg
    Editing
    Sofie Steenberger
    Music
    Johannes Ettrup
    Distributor
    THE NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL OF DENMARK
    Carl Olsson

    Carl Olsson

    Sweden

    Carl Olsson was born in Sweden in 1984, lives in Copenhagen where he graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013. His graduation film BLESSED BE THIS PLACE was Nominated for the Danish Academy Award, Robert 2014, and the prestigious Camerimage for its camerawork, has travelled to numerous festivals and won several international awards. His previous film from The Danish Film School, MR. MAGDY, ROOM NUMBER 17 PLEASE, won Special Mention at Stockholm International Film Festival 2013. Carl Olsson looks with a sharp and loving eye on the human being, exploring oddities in our systems and cultures, where we humans always seem to peep through the cracks in its systemic perfection. His latest film PATRIMONIUM (2019) premiered at Göteborg Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography