CLOSED - DANCEFILM
A new dance movie by Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull, following up the Rose d’Or winning “Neighbour”. Featuring cellist Truls Mørk and collaborating dance companies 420PEOPLE (Prague) and KAGE (Melbourne).
A closed café hosting a cellist playing Zoltan Kodaly’s Cello Sonata Op.8 and four individuals with a peculiar agenda. Reality goes off piste for half an hour.
Not only is the film in the hands of competent producer Nordic Stories, backed by solid budgets and distribution agreements, it is also a rare occasion to see world renowned cellist Truls Mørk as a film character. The dance is created collectively by no less than four choreographers.
Closed is already sold to SVT-Sverige, YLE-Finland, NRK-Norway and Czech TV. Distributed by EuroArts Berlin.
Production: December 2016
Premiere: May 5th, 2017 (Norwegian National Broadcasting/NRK)
A cellist: Truls Mørck
Dancers/co-choreographers: Vaclav Kunes, Natasa Novotna, Gerard Van Dyck, Jo Strømgren
Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Direction: Jo Strømgren, Stein Roger Bull Producer: Nordic Stories
Co-producers: Jo Strømgren Kompani, KAGE, 420People, Czech TV
Funding: Film Board of Norway
Distribution: EuroArts, Berlin