Life by Lasse Lorenzen
Denmark (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 2 Minutes
Screening Time: Opening Night 6:30pm, Oct 25th.
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In a remote place in the not so distant past a family sits
down for dinner. In this bleak Scandinavian tableau the children will learn the
true meaning of life. Even though the harsh father looms over the silent room,
the children's primitive thirst for color and fun punctures the prudent
in the bleakest and darkest of times life will find a way to add color and
LIFE is in short, a short film about the meaning of
The story had been flying around in my mind for quite a while. I
always had the urge to show how I experience life in its essence. I remember
being a kid and seeing all these extremely serious adult humanbeings who never
seemed to have any FUN - and vowing to never end up like that. Now, being an
adult myself I do feel that life is very serious and at its core not very fun at
all. But the kid in me still pops up and tries to force me to puncture that
bubble of adulthood. And often at the most inopportune moments in life.
As a result whenever life becomes to serious or organized I feel the
urge to do or say something completely out-of-context, just to see what happens.
More often than not this simply results in me being put in my place. I wanted to
put this into cinematic context and with LIFE we have done just that. By
striving to create an atmosphere as bleak and serious as possible, simply to
burst this bubble by something completely out of context - like a Bergman film
suddenly being invaded by Monty Python.