Big success for outdoor screening of ”SEALERS”

Big success for outdoor screening of ”SEALERS”

Big success for outdoor screening of ”SEALERS”


The film about the last sealing boat in Norway had over 100 people turn up to an outdoor screening. The skipper himself never thought letting two filmmakers on board would bring him to Russia.


– I could never have imagined this, said a happy Bjørne Kvernmo at he screening at Northern Character International Film and TV Festival in Murmansk.


Sealing is controversial world wide, and probably the very last trip for Kvernmo and his crew was last spring. The film has been made over the last three years by filmmaker Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Mortensen, and shows the warmth, the friendships, but also the hardships and dramatic events that can occur when you are hundreds of miles from shore.


More than a hundred people came to the passenger harbour of Murmansk in minus six degrees and with warm coats, for an extra special screening. It was a success for the festival, who co-produced the event with TIFF, Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.