film about the age of consent
This short film is a move towards the mainstream for Norways arguably
only bona fide underground film maker, Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen.
Precious Moments is based on a 1997 trial, when a man in his
thirties was convicted of having sex with a 15 year old boy. In Norway,
the age of consent is 16. The boy had replied to a personal ad the
man had submitted in a newspaper, and they met for sex. Voluntarily, of
course, for both parties. Another interesting point is that the boy was
15 years and ten months old, or in other words 56 days too young,
says the director, Krutzkoff Jacobsen. Im not saying everything
that happened was all that precious, but I cant help
wondering what the hue and cry is all about.
May B. Langhelle)
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen,
The controversial director thinks artists should explore both societys
and the individuals most tender spots. He has made seven trashfilms,
and his debut, Pudding is recognized both as Norways
first gay and first trashfilm.
information about the the film in German, French and English can be downloaded
in pdf-format here (from the Berlinale catalouge 2003). And
in English and Italian here (from the Turin Gay & Lesbian Film
Festival catalouge 2003).
The happy crew with
the Teddy Award in Berlin; Frank Alvegg (DP), Jan Dalchow (co-director),
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen (director) og Ivan Gasparini (producer).
Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
winterkjær dalchow production
is best known for its documentaries on gay life. In 1996 for I love
who I want to love (Jeg elsker hvem jeg vil), Norways
first documentary on being young and gay, and nominated for the Amanda
and Gullruten awards. In 2000 Dirty,
sinful me (BE skitne, syndige meg) won Best
Documentary at Gullruten. The film explored why 20 year old Bjørn
Erik gay and a devout Christian commited suicide.
Both documentaries have been very well received both in Norway and internationally,
and more importantly have proved to make a difference,making gay youth
more visible to the society.
is available on DVD and VHS from the following distributors:
Germany - www.salzgeber.de
"Kostbare Augenblicke" a collection of shorts including Frank
Mosvold's "Summer Blues", "A Kiss in the Snow", "Forsaken"
and "Waves". With german subtitles
Norway - www.nfi.no/filmbutikken/
"Norsk kort 002" a collection of 20 Norwegian shorts from 2002.
With english subtitles.
France - www.ifrance.com/eklipsedvd/
a collection of shorts, to be released later this year.
WINNER OF THE
TEDDY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM AT BERLINALE 2003
WINNER OF BEST
SHORT FILM AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2003
WINNER OF BEST
SHORT FILM AT TURIN INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2003
International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
The Norwegian Film
Contact persons: Toril Simonsen/ Arna M. Bersaas
Phone: +47 22474500
Fax: +47 474597 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
stills for download (credit: May
POSTER PHOTO IN BED 01
IN BED 02 BEHIND THE SCENE
POSTER NORWEGIAN TRAILER
For more information
contact producer: Ivan Gasparini
Directed by: Lars
Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen
Produced by: Ivan Gasparini
Co-Directed/ co-produced by: Jan
16 min., 35mm gwd
Olav (the boy): Tord Vandvik Haugen
Per (the man): Even Rasmussen
Script: Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen and Jan Dalchow
Edited by: Jan Dalchow
Director of Photography: Frank
credit listing in word-format (cast/ crew).