Fri 02.09
20:45 - 22:17
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Katja feels trapped by the enormous weight of expectation in her daily life, leading her on an intense quest for inner peace on a journey from Berlin to Lofoten and back again.

Katja is a young woman feeling trapped by the enormous weight of expectation in her daily life, a familiar feeling for many of us.

She lives in Berlin, and every night she dreams about her own death before waking up and continuing her colossal workload - constantly distracted by social media and an underlying fear of the future. Perhaps a vacation to Lofoten with its raw nature is what she needs to find inner peace?

Leonie Rainer shines in her role as Katja in Truls Krane Meby’s feature film debut. In her interpretation, we as an audience understand the character’s quest for change, but also how hard this metamorphosis is to actually bring to life. The result is an intense and funny feature film that takes us from Berlin to Lofoten and back again.

Johanne Svendsen Rognlien


Truls Krane Meby (f. 1986) is from Lofoten working from Norway and Berlin as director, editor and screenwriter. He is alumni from Berlinale Talents, and has previously made the shorts as Grip (2009), To Hand To Hand To Mouth (2011), Good Machine Gun Sound (2015), Everybody is present (2015), World Wide Woven Bodies (2015) og Mobile (2018). Katja Dreams Of Waking Up is his debut feature.

This film is part of

Norwegian Indie

Original title Katja Drømmer om å Våkne

Country Norway

Year 2021

Director Truls Krane Meby

Screenplay Truls Krane Meby

Cinematography Sverre Sørdal, Saskian Schubert

Producer Andrew Grant

Cast Leonie Rainer, Lasse Holdhus

Production Company Mattima Films

Runtime 1h 12m

Language English, Norwegian, German

Subtitles English

Genre Drama, Eksperimentell

Format DCP

Age limit 9

Links IMDb

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