All About My Father

77min   |   Documentary 

Original title: Alt om min far

Director: Even Benestad

Producers: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog & Ola K. Hunnes

Production: Exposed Film Productions

Co-production: Zentropa real

Featuring: Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, Elsa Almås, Elisabeth Skaflem Benestad, Even Benestad & Liv

Cinematography: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

Camera: Steffan Strandberg, Even Benestad & Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

Music: Kaada

Language: Norwegian

Production year: 2002

First release: Feb. 21 st 2002

“All about my father” is a personal documentary about a well respected medical doctor and transvestite in a small christian town in norway, directed by the one person most likely to convey his story with warmth, humor and irony: his son. Armed with a small video camera and the family’s super 8mm films, he sat out to make a personal portrait of his transvestite father. 
Contrary to my father’s idea that this film would promote him as a colourful and different person who uses all his time and effort to combat the conservative bureaucracy, I made a deeply personal portrait of him where his transvestitism and strong self-realization forms the basis of the film. 

 

Promo pictures

Awards:

FIPRESCI, int. film critic's award, Gothenburg film festival - 2002 
SECOND PRIZE, for best doc, Valladolid Int. Film Festival - 2002 
NORDIC COUNCIL'S FILM PRIZE, nominated for best feature -2002
EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY AWARD, nominated for best doc. - 2002
THE DOC. AWARD, best doc, The Norwegian Short Film Festival - 2002 
AMANDA AWARD, best feature film, The Norwegian Int. Film Festival - 2002 
AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival of Festivals, Århus – 2002 
TEDDY for best doc, Berlin Int. Film Festival - 2002 
SPECIAL DOC. PRIZE, Int. Doc. Film Festival Munich - 2002 
GOLDEN AWARD, for best int. doc, hotdocs, Toronto - 2002
HONORABLE MENTION, The Church of Sweden – 2002
FILM CRITIC'S AWARD, for best feature film, Oslo - 2003 
GULLRUTEN, best tv documentary, Bergen - 2004 

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Behind the scenes

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