Discoveries of a Marionette

2010 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Bjarte Mørner Tveit & film subject Torstein Grude

Norwegian director Bjarte Mørner Tveit draws upon a rich personal archive of 8 mm film left by his grandfather Alf, who was secretive about his experiences as a globe-trotting sailor. The exquisite use of family footage calls to mind the work of Doug Block and Alan Berliner. Examining the reels, Tveit uncovers his grandfather’s experiences in World War II and as a pioneer in the post-war cruise industry, evoking the power of personal documents.


Director: Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Running Time: 73 minutes
Country: Norway
Year: 2009