A Short film by Marianne Ulrichsen
Drama, 13 minutes, Norway, 2014
When 11-year-old Ada’s father forgets to pick her up at the airport, she is invited to stay with the neighbours to wait for him. Their daughter, Julia, is Ada’s age, but disapproves of being told by her mother to play with Ada. Going outside to play after all, the two girls pit their wills against each other near a cave by the sea. Free from the adults’ gaze, they approach each other and explore a new identity.
Marianne Ulrichsen (b. 1968) has been working freelance in feature films, shorts, commercials and commissioned film projects since 1992. She directed her first short film, JEG TOK MIN KOFFERT the same year. Since then she has directed several short films, including the award-winning COME (1995) and MY SISTER, MYSELF (2003). Ulrichsen graduated as a director from the acclaimed National Film and Television School in England in 2001.
In 2014, she directed the short film AMAZON which won the prize for best short film at both the Tromsø International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. The film also won the Amanda Award (Norwegian national film prize) for best short film