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Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by jarkko » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:17 pm

SO LONG, MARIANNE, Jan Mollestads film about Marianne's life premiered in Oslo last week.

The first version of the film - as presented at the festival Et Årsverk 2019 in Oslo - is now online for very limited time. Use this link: https://vimeo.com/377267435

It will be out just for some few days before Mollestad continues with further editing. Also more subtitles will be added (now it's partly in English and partly in Norwegian).

Thanks to Anne Riise for the link!

PS. Beautiful views and stories from Hydra!!!! And in this film Marianne tells her story herself and takes us back to Hydra!
Marianne told Eija and me in Oslo in 2013 that she had went back to Hydra with Jan Mollestad's team to film the island and make interviews, and now we have chance to see that footage.
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Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by Geoffrey » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 pm

looks interesting. over two hours! excellent quality, too :-) . it took about ten minutes to download.
will watch complete movie tonight. thanks to anne and jarkko for this :-)
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Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by Andrew (Darby) » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Jarkko & Anne, thank you so much for providing the information about this new film, with the Vimeo link to the film itself :!:

I have now watched the whole 2 hours plus of this film and, despite quite a bit of it being in Norwegian, have to say it was such a powerful experience that beautifully shows us what a radiant gem of a person Marianne was, as well as including insights into how she regarded Leonard right up to the end of her life.

The preceding Nick Broomfield movie has received understandable and perhaps justifiable criticism, but this new film makes amends for everything that the Broomfield documentary lacked; it completes the picture about Marianne (and Leonard) doing full justice to Marianne and the life she lived earlier in the piece, before meeting Leonard, also shedding light on her later years back in Norway, when she was married to Jan Stang. The segments where she is back on Hydra in 2007 are just so wonderful, when she is so informative and so delightful, as well as personally touched, in the telling of her story there (not to mention the lovely views that capture the beauty of Hydra). 8)

We even get to see and know a bit more about the somewhat forlorn circumstances concerning her son Axel Jr.

This is totally compelling and moving viewing and, despite its obvious sadness, such a positive ending really.

I can’t wait for it to be edited properly and perhaps refined in other ways, also for the addition of English subtitles in the segments where Marianne and others are speaking in Norwegian.

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Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by Geoffrey » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:22 am

saw it yesterday. not bad at all. never did see the one that was released a month or two ago, so cannot compare, but enjoyed this one. marianne giving some of the same information that she gave me, the hot drinking chocolate, leonard with a fever, the arrival of electricity, etc.

excellent footage of adam, and the marianne/judy collins duet - and leonard's misspelling of 'mutilated' made me not worry so much about my own literary shortcomings. focus squarely on marianne, using words like 'piss' and 'semen'. leonard would have wholeheartedly approved. both axel and marianne were filmed on their deathbeds, not really necessary, but that's maybe just me, with my personal experiences. the two hours went by in an instant.

for anyone not acquainted with the norwegian language it might be wise to wait until subtitles are embedded, otherwise a lot of interesting details will be missed.

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Post by Mollydog » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:20 am

Thank you Jarkko and Anne for giving us the opportunity to see this. I just watched the whole two hours and echo Andrew's comments. I am not a fan of the Brookfield documentary but found this film to be beautiful. It is well worth watching even though a lot of it is in Norwegian.

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Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by B4real » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:50 am

Thanks, Jarkko!
I’ve not seen the recent Words of Love film but I’m glad I watched this “another” one!

What an infectious, warm personality has Marianne! No pretensions here – so down to earth!
Even though I only understood the English spoken parts the feeling of the whole film still comes through.

Great quotation she mentioned of Leonard’s, “When you speak from the heart, everyone will recognize something”. Interesting for her to say that from the start, she felt he was “holy” and she never told anyone that until now.
She stated that when they broke up, she played Bob Dylan on the juke box :)
Also, she said “He’s not the kind of man that should get married!”

So very moving near the end :(
And appropriately as it’s almost the same time-wise at the moment, in the last minutes of the film she sang -
“It’s four in the morning, the end of December ....”
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Re: Another film about Marianne's life & Leonard & Hydra

Post by vlcoats » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:18 am

Geoffrey wrote:for anyone not acquainted with the norwegian language it might be wise to wait until subtitles are embedded, otherwise a lot of interesting details will be missed
So true Geoffrey, but I couldn't resist watching it anyway...

Even though I will need to wait for the subtitles to understand the details, there is enough that gets through without them... enough that I think that I too have fallen in love with Marianne! Such an open person...

And the footage of Hydra was awesome! Everyone says that in Hydra time has stood still, but now I know it really hasn't.

Thanks for sharing it Jarkko! Please let us know when the edited version with subtitles is available!

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