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Marathon Diary, The

Original title: Maratondagboken
German title: Marathontagebuch
Norway, 2015, 8 min.

Director: Hanne Berkaak
Production company:
Mikrofilm AS
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Animation

Always Last embarks on an adventurous marathon through the ice cold and mythic landscape of Lapland. But she soon discovers that the run is not going to be a straight line between start and finish. Grotesque events, unforeseen temptations and cheerful absurdities keep driving her off the course as she lags further and further behind. But in the end all the diversions and unpredictable encounters become the reward for her efforts as she crosses the finishing line. Finally, it is not about winning or losing. The risk is losing yourself.

The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2015
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund 2015
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2015 Anim'est International Animation Film Festival 2015
Films from the South Festival 2015
Bucheon International Animation Festival 2015
Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2015 Noordelijk Film Festival 2015
Festival on Wheels 2016
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2016
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival 2016
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016
Anima - Brussels International Cartoon and Animation Film Festival 2016
Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival 2016
Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris 2016 IndieLisboa 2016
FILMKUNSTFEST Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016
BCN Sports Film - Barcelona International FICTS Festival 2016 (awarded)
Mo & Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg 2016 Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Children and Youth 2016
Plein la bobine - Sancy Film Festival for Young People 2016 Little Big Shots - Australia's International Film Festival for Kids 2016
Filmfest München - Munich Film Festival 2016
Umbria Film Festival 2016
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2016 International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima 2016 Tenerife Shorts 2016
Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2016 Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience 2016
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016
Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2016
Brest European Short Film Festival 2016
Festival international du film d’Amiens 2016
My First Festival 2016
Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin 2016 Autrans International Mountain & Adventure Film Festival 2016

Study guide: German

Video: Trailer

Trailer: The Marathon Diary. Short film by Hanne Berkaak from Mikrofilm AS on Vimeo.