The List’s contributor Zane Datava joined the crows for Kosmorama’s opening film yesterday. Here is what she had to say:
On Tuesday night after a sunny day in Trondheim, which brought a slight promise of spring, Prinsens Kino was filled with a cheerful atmosphere, plenty of marzipan cake, and loads of eager cinema lovers; regardless of the ice and snow on the streets.
No other opening film in the history of the Kosmorama has had so much attention surrounding it, as organisers mentioned before the film started. Almost all showings throughout the rest of the week are already sold out. To use the words of one of the narrators from the film: “what could be more exciting than to see ourselves”!
The film is full of love and appreciation for Trondhjem. It is colorful and nuanced and shows the city and its people through good times and bad, through struggles and joys. It is made from archived materials from Trondheim from 1906-1980 and illuminates the city through the stories of its people: Liv Ullmann, Odd Reitan, Håkon Bleken among others.