Burning Memories


The Main 2 Wed, Apr 10, 2019 7:15 PM
The Main 2 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 7:10 PM
The Main 2 Tue, Apr 16, 2019 5:00 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 24, 2019 2:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Brennende minner
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Spotlight: Disruption
Spotlight Documentary Competition
Women Directors
Human Rights
Indigenous Peoples
Release Year:2018
Runtime:79 min
Festivals & Awards:Nordic/Docs Norway 2018 - Best Cinematography; Honorable Mention
Director:Ellen-Astri Lundby
Producer:Ellen-Astri Lundby
Cinematographer:Nils Petter Lotherington
Screenwriter:Ellen-Astri Lundby
Editor:Erland Edenholm
Composer:Georg Buljo


Director Ellen-Astri Lundby Attending!

Ellen-Astri Lundby's haunting documentary traces the stories of six elders in Norway who grew up under the weight of World War II. Reconciling the horrors of the past with the present, the elders recount their time as young people as they describe the reality of their childhoods. During the country's fall in 1944, more than 50,000 civilians were deported to the south, and another 20,000 more forced to flee their homes, becoming refugees in the same country they called home. In the present day, the film follows the survivors as they meet with refugees, also children, from Syria and Sudan. Both groups carry similar memories of war, hardship and impossible horrors, and both the elders and audiences are presented with the same question--how will the wartime memories of today's refugee children affect them as adults?

Director Biography

Ellen-Astri Lundby

Prior to her career in filmmaking, Ellen-Astri Lundby worked as a freelance reporter. Along with Burning Memories (18), her filmography includes The Fourth Wife And Her African Husband (04) and Forgotten Goddesses (94).