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Ellen Lande

Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

The airport you never leave

Karim Ainoush: Mendoza City
Tempelhof, the former German pride and architectural gem of an airport, has been given new life as a refugee reception.

Raus's film about a viable protest gymnast

Elsa Kvamme: rebellion school
A bold, Norwegian-born experiment turned troubled sixties youth into high school executives with influence far beyond national borders.

Proximity to American conventionalism

Carl Javér / Paul Greengrass: Reconstructing Utøya / 22 July
Of the two new films about the Utøya massacre, it is Reconstructing Utøya which, through four survivors' honest accounts, in all its simplicity allows us to see both the extent of the tragedy and a way forward for those involved.

Under Brooklyn bridge for #Metoo

Seven female photographers in a tough macho industry are commenting on the #Metoo debate by encouraging dialogue.

Home fragile walls

Camilla Strøm Henriksen: phoenix
With an increasing number of feature films based on the filmmaker's own experiences, the documentary may appear to have gained an activist competitor. Phoenix is ​​about children and neglect of care.

A tribute to the home

Hisham al-Zouki: On the Ruins of a Dream
On the Ruins of a Dream is an exercise in reflecting on what a home means – but also what it means to lose it. 

Power and powerlessness in Norwegian psychiatry 

Ellen Ugelstad: Making Sense Together
In Making Sense Together, director Ellen Ugelstad portrays the many dualities of psychiatry, and the powerlessness of patients, relatives and employees in the Norwegian psychiatric system is facing. 

Extremist self-portrait

Karen Winther: Exit
How do you leave communities that expect lifelong fidelity and respond to outbursts of brutal reprisals? Karen Winther portrays in Exit the often dangerous liberation struggle.

Raw documentary in new circus form

Sverre Waage: As a Tiger in the Jungle
Two released Nepalese children's circus slaves offered an autobiographical performance during the Porsgrunn International Theater Festival (PIT). It was a raw and authentic testimony that exceeds all expectations of the new circus.