Sorry brothers, I was the one
Jan Erik Vold is one of Norway’s most original and best known poets, and has a central place in modern Norwegian history. “Cultureweek” made the whole country laugh, “A speech for white bread” became an iconic hit, and “It’s hopeless, but we’ll never give up” became a mantra for generations of demonstrators. He has recorded albums with Chet Baker and Jan Garbarek and is still a performer much in demand, who freely combines poetry with jazz, and shows up where you least expect him to.
But who is the man behind the poet’s mask, and why does he spend most of his time in Sweden? In this documentary, we follow him on a journey between the present and the past, to the points that puctuated his life. Why the fight not to forget past poets is so important, and why poetry for him has become a way of life.
Release Date: 2019-10-16
Length: 59 min
Director: Elsa Kvamme
Screenplay: Elsa Kvamme
DoP: Tore Vollan, Viggo Knudsen
Editor: Mathilde Fridlund
Composer: Trygve Seim, The Source og Helge Lien
Production: Alert Film, Integral Film