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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



Solace

Karoline GRINDAKER, Hilde K. KJØS

  • Norway
  • 2011
  • 68min
  • HD
  • color/black and white

Synopsis

Solace is about the small moments, the coincidental meetings and the strong impact a choice can have on a life. This film is about women who went out with a desire to help, for later to be associated with some of the most gruesome acts of the twentieth century. In occupied Norway 450 women reported for duty as nurses at German field hospitals. They cared for Germans but also for wounded soldiers from other nations. These women were called ‘the Front Nurses’ and were sentenced for treason when they came home, despite many protests, including from Red Cross. The women in the film have lived with the weight of Holocaust on their shoulders, yet they never carried a weapon, but went out for the Red Cross to nurse wounded soldiers. While working as tour guide to Auschwitz, director Karoline Grindaker met a journalist mentioning the Front sisters’ fate and then started a long and complicated process of finding them. Started filming in 2007, in the four year long process of following these women, this film takes us into their deepest and darkest places, to memories many of them had buried when they were young.

Review

Director

  • Karoline GRINDAKER

    Karoline Grindaker holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Film Studies from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College in UK. She has been involved in numerous film and TV projects in London, and made her debut as a director of documentary film with Harvesting the Wasteland in 2008, codirecting with Hilde K. Kjøs. Solace (2011) Harvesting the Wasteland (2008)​ 

  • Hilde K. KJØS

    Hilde Kristin Kjøs studied Art History at the University of Oslo, and holds a BA in Photography and Imaging from the Manchester Metropolitan University. She made her debut as a documentary film director and Cinematographer with Harvesting the Wasteland in 2008, co-directing with Karoline Grindaker.  Solace (2011) Harvesting the Wasteland (2008)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerKaroline GRINDAKER, Hilde K. KJØS
  • Screenwriter Karoline GRINDAKER, Hilde K. KJØS
  • Cinematography Hilde K. KJØS EDITOR Robert V. STENGARD
  • Sound Hugo EKORNES

Production Company / Distributor / World Sales

Production Company  Mica Film

Distributor/Sales  Norwegian Film Institute

Address  Dronningens GT 16, 0152 Oslo, Norway

Tel  47 22 47 45 00

E-mail  amb@nfi.no​