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Østbye

Thomas A. Østbye

Norway

Biography

Thomas A. Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He’s known to combine artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries like Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In your dreams, which received a dozen art and film awards, bought by the Arts Council Norway, and screened at venues ranging from the National Broadcasting to the Museum of Modern Art NY. Østbye also makes art installations, photography, interactive film, and runs the production company PlymSerafin.


Filmography:
Shaping Up (Norway, 2004)
Drømme kan du gjøre senere/In Your Dreams (6’, Norway, 2005)
6 Forestillinger om frihet/ 6 Conceptions of Freedom (20’, Norway, 2006)
Slør/Veil (8’, Norway, 2007)
Human (25’, Norway, 2009)
Imagining Emanuel (52’, Norway, 2011)
Take #2 (8’, Norway, 2012)
Out Of Norway (43', Norway, 2014)
Things (48', Norway, 2015)

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6 Conceptions of Freedom

6 forestillinger om frihet (Orig.) / 2006 / Norway / 20 min

A study of Alexander Kiellands Plass in Oslo. A documentary that explores loneliness and powerlessness in our ideal of 'freedom'. Is freedom a question of uncertainty or happiness, action or condition?

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Human

Human (Orig.) / 2009 / Norway / 25 min

The documentary film HUMAN study what’s human – out of context. Without familiar purposes and surroundings, the film plays our labeling instinct against the factual meeting with another person. How close can we get to another human before it gets inhuman, – or maybe too human?

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Imagining Emanuel

Imagining Emanuel (Orig.) / 2011 / Norway / 52 min

Who are you without ID?

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In Your Dreams

Drømme kan du gjøre senere (Orig.) / 2005 / Norway / 7 min

Documenting a phone call to the "Norwegian directorate of immigration", this film is about a group of asylum seekers that have been six years in Norway without basic human rights.

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Masterclass - Thomas A. Østbye

Masterclass - Thomas A. Østbye (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic, Norway / 44 min

Thomas A Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He is known for combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries such as Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In Your Dreams, which have received numerous art and film awards...

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Out of Norway

Out of Norway (Orig.) / 2015 / Norway / 43 min

A film shot exclusively by refugee Emanuel, as he smuggles himself “the other way”: out of Europe and into Africa. Emanuel gives his unique perspective on modern life and as he invite us on his escape from Europe...

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Shaping Up

Shaping Up (Orig.) / 2004 / Norway / 6 min

To become an object of one own's intention.

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Take #2

Take #2 (Orig.) / 2012 / Norway / 8 min

2 ladies in a room: a casting agent and an actress. This hybrid documentary deals with empathy, acting and authentisity. Marie starts: “When I enter into a role, I imagine that every individual has a core, with the same potential emotional life.”

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