|27.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4|
As a teenager, Karen sought refuge at Blitz, a squatters' stronghold in Oslo. At the age of 15, she was taking part in demonstrations and hanging around in the building for days on end. In the mid-1990s, a fierce conflict broke out in Norway between various extremist youth groups, with anti-fascists and neo-Nazis battling it out. It was then that Karen made a decision that she has regretted ever since. In the style of a feature film, 'The Betrayal' gradually wends its way towards Karen's secret and her emotional journey into her rebellious teenage years. As we watch archive footage of riots, Karen reads sections from her diary in voice-over. Trying to discover what possessed her back then, she interviews former friends with whom she is no longer on speaking terms.
Karen Winther, born 1978, holds a BA in documentary film directing from Lillehammer University College and has worked for several years as a television director in Norway. Her debut film is 'Rock Heart Beijing' (2009), a documentary about the lead singer of the Chinese punk band Subs. She is now finishing her MA in documentary directing at the National Film & Television School in the UK. 'The Betrayal' is her graduation film.
2011, 64', color, video
Kasper Wind Nielsen, Karen Winther
Hoping Chen, Isabel Bernadette Brammer
National Film and Television School
Festivals & Awards:
IDFA 2011 – nagrada za najbolji studentski dokumentarni film / Best Student Documentary
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