The Dream of Maelen

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2003 / 25 minutes

Directed by
Eirik Sandberg
Anthropologist
Country of production
United Kingdom
Series
Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

Arne Bakke Mælen lives alone on the small family farm he inherited on the edge of a fjord. The farm is no longer viable economically and, like many small farmers in Norway, he has not found a woman to share this life. But for Arne, the landscape is suffused with memory and he does not wish to leave. Instead he dreams of making a living as a wood sculptor, distilling the intensity of his feelings into works of art.

Language and subtitles
Original Version with English Subtitles
Region
Scandinavia
Country
Norway
Keywords
Art / Artists / Artisans Rural Agriculture / Farming