Mount Halde (3D)
Where the Trains used to
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A Year along
the Abandoned Road (70mm)
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photo by: Knut
"A YEAR ALONG THE ABANDONED ROAD"
Year along the Abandoned Road" is a portrait of a deserted
fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord -
a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent
The 12 minute short film was filmed in 70mm Super
Panavision, using a specially developed "nature animation"
technique. The result is a magic flight in one single shot, along
the remains of an internal village road. At the same time a whole
year passes by at 50 000 times normal speed!
Most of the year,
the village of Børfjord lies empty with virgin snow between
cold houses. People show up only during a short and hectic summer
season. But the cycles of nature go on as they have always done,
totally independent of what people might do.
for the film was written by the Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer
"A Year along the Abandoned Road"
has been to more than 300 film festivals since it was released in
1991, and has won 12 prizes. In 2002 it was elected "Best Norwegian
short film ever" in a vote among Norwegian film people, and
the pop group A-ha used it as a basic for their music video "Lifelines".
A 4K DCP has been made for
digital cinema. Analog film prints exist in 70mm (5perf, with 6
track magnetic or DTS sound), and 35mm Anamorphic (Scope, with Dolby
For "home use", "A Year along
the Abandoned Road" is available on BluRay together with "Where
the Trains used to go" and 32 more Norwegian animated short
films, on a release by the Norwegian Film Institute celebrating
100 years of Norwegian animation: "Animated
in 100 years 1913-2013". Discs
are sold within Norway by Platekompaniet. (BluRay only, no "ordinary"
More about the making of "A
Year along the Abandoned Road"