Short film by Ali Parandian. After a day of swimming and drinking by the river, Erffan, Amir and Carlos are joined by a man who calls himself Jesus. He brings a message of tolerance, reconciliation and brotherhood. AWARDS 2019 - Vimeo Staff Pick (online premiere worldwide) 2018 - Amanda, The Norwegian National Film Award - “Best Short Film” 2018 - Dokufest, Prizren Republic of Kosovo - “Honourable Mention” 2018 - The Norwegian Short Film Festival - “Honourable Mention” 2018 - Visuelt ”Best Title Sequence” 2018 - Minimalen Short Film Festival - “Best Short Film” 2017 - Bergen International Film Festival - “Best Short Film” FESTIVALS 2019 - César - Les Nuits en Or, Special Programme (screenings in capitals worldwide) 2019 - Short Waves Festival 2019 - Tampere Film Festival, Special Programme 2018 - Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2018 - Helsinki International Film Festival 2018 - Faroe Islands Int'l Minority Film Festival 2018 - Open Place International Short Film Festival 2018 - DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018 - The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2018 - Vegafestivalen 2018 - Larvik Poesifilmfestival 2018 - Volumfestivalen 2018 - Tampere Film Festival 2018 - Minimalen Short Film Festival 2017 - Bergen International Film Festival REVIEW One of the best and most interesting movie experiences of the year. – Einar Aarvig, film critic The film is both poetic, realistic, unpretentious and current. The film language, the sound design and the acting are liberating. – Christin Berg, head of programming Nordisk Film Kino An exciting movie: Challenging, atmospheric, thought provoking, uncomfortable and surprising. And the actors play very well. – Svend Jensen, head of Arthaus BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Best Norwegian Short Film: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Statement: The winner is a brave and ambitious film that doesn’t shy away from big existential and political questions. Made in different modes, sometimes in a manner that can even be pretentious, it manages to land its many ideas elegantly, winning the audience with an authentic, humorous and spontaneous approach. A surprisingly fresh film about friendship, belonging and prejudice, and an impressively confident start for its filmmaker. Jury BIFF: Aleksander Huser, Einar Aarvig, Henning Rosenlund MINIMALEN 2018 Best Norwegian Short Film: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Statement: The jury was impressed with the visually beautiful scenes, the sound design, acting and poetry in this film. This poetry is juxtaposed with an encounter with the rough reality of racism hidden behind a message of tolerance which makes the glass ceiling even more hurtful for the protagonists of the film. DISTRIBUTOR Norwegian Film Institute, Toril Simonsen Manager International Relations, short and documentary films Phone: + 47 22 47 45 74 Cell: + 47 90 03 80 86 Skype: toril.simonsen1 E-mail: Web: SALES Anicca Pictures Cell: + 47 400 94 535 E-mail: PRODUCTION International title: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Original title: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND Language: Norwegian, English Subtitles: Norwegian, English Format: Short film Genre: Drama Format: DCP 2k Screen ratio: 1:2,35 Length: 28 min Colour: Colour Sound format: Stereo and 5.1 Language: Norwegian English Subtitles: English Production year: 2017 Production country: Norway Release date (national): 2017-09-30 Release date (international): 2018-03-07 Production company: Anicca Pictures Financing company: Viken Filmsenter, Anicca Pictures Other Financing: Teknopilot, Storyline, Bombay, Hinterland CREW Director: Ali Parandian Writer: Ali Parandian Producer: Anicca Pictures/Ali Parandian Line producer: Ali Parandian Film consultant: Kalle Løchen Cast: Bhkie Male, Arman Surizehi, Khalid Mahamoud, Elias Peña Corral Cinematographer: Runar Sørheim Colorist: Tom Chr. Lilletvedt Editor: Ali Parandian Composer: Ali Parandian Sound Design: Ali Parandian Sound Recording: Mats Støten Foley Artist: Yvonne Stenberg Foley Recordist: Therese Næss Diesen Sound Effects Editor: Siri Schippers Skaar Re-recording mixer: Odin Eggen Brække og Simon Ellegaard Graphic Designer: Levi Bergqvist Subtitles: Merethe Smedsplass Myrestøl