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IBELIN

Benjamin Ree
NO 2024    104'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

Mats Steen, a Norwegian gamer, died of a degenerative muscular disease at the age of 25. His parents mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life, when they started receiving messages from online friends around the world.

Quotes

"powerful, shattering, unique" - Variety

"moving" - Vulture

"a beautiful, powerful film that goes well beyond the expected" - POV Magazine

Credits

Director

Benjamin Ree

Producer

Ingvil Giske

Co-Producer

Hans Andreas Fay

Production Company

Medieoperatørene

Cinematography

Rasmus Tukia, Tore Vollan

Editor

Robert Stengård

Music

Uno Helmersson

Sound Design

Joakim Bjerknæs, Gisle Tveito

Head Animators

Rasmus Tukia, Ada Wikdahl

Awards

Audience Award

Tromsø IFF 2024

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary 

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary 

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

Göteborg Film Festival 2024

 

Festivals

Sundance Film Festival 2024

Tromsø IFF 2024

Göteborg FF 2024

CPH:DOX 2024

Film Details

Runtime 104'
Spoken Languages English, Norwegian
Production Countries Norway

Biography

Benjamin Ree is a Norwegian film director. He has directed IBELIN (2024), THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (2020) and MAGNUS (2016). His films have been sold to more than 80 countries and won more than 40 awards, among them: BFI London FF, Hong Kong International FF and Sundance Film Festival.

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