Reconstructing a Family


How do we choose to tell the stories from our past?
It was a family break-up like many others – traumatic and sad for the family of four. Twenty years later they recollect their memories. What was it really like? Why did it go wrong, and how have the memories changed with time? Using the family member´s narration as a soundtrack, the film reconstructs the visual imagery and captures the past through the lens of the present.

How to see it?
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International title: Reconstructing a family
Original title: Rekonstruksjon av en familie
FormatSingle documentary
Production year: 2012
Length: 35 min
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: Norwegian, English
Release: October 2012
Director: Charlotte Røhder Tvedt
Producer: KriSine Ann Skaret

Festivals: NFI, Toril Simonsen 
Sales: Medieoperatørene

The Norwegian Film Institute
Mid Norwegian Film Centre
East Norway Film Centre
Fund for sound and image

Commissioning Editor: 
Stig Andersen (NFI)

Festival Screenings:

Jihlava international Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava 2013
Women make waves Film Festvial, Taipei 2013
Eurodok, Oslo 2013
Amandus, Lillehammer 2013
Dokfilm, Volda 2013
The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad 2013
Nordisk Panorama, Malmø 2013
Nordic/Docs, Fredrikstad 2013

Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen 2012