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International programme 2010

What's in English? Here's an extract of all our international events in English.

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WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

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4 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Tears of Gaza (NOR, 2010)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 7, NOK 5 | Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg (83 min)
Tears of Gaza follows the effects of Israel’s attack on Gaza in January 2009. The film focuses on a young boy and two girls’ story from hell. NOTE: Exclusive opening film Tuesday 21 September at 8 p.m., with an introductory conversation between Vibeke Løkkeberg, Terje Kristiansen and Hans Erik Voktor.

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6 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Unknown White Male (UK, 2005)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino , theatre 7, NOK 50 | Director: Rupert Murray (88 min)
A young, well dressed man with a British accent wakes up on the New York underground and does not know who he is. In this documentary director Rupert Murray has described his childhood friend Doug’s experience of amnesia. The film was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

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7:30 p.m. | Nicolai Lilin

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 75
Time in prison, Siberian tattoo art and a people of “honest criminals” are just some of the milestones in Lilin’s already cult-acclaimed story Siberian Education. Lilin, who currently works as a tattoo artist in Italy, meets Norwegian journalist Simen Ekern for a conversation.

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THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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4 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Olav H. Hauge – The Other Man (NOR, 2008)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: Vigdis Nielsen (57 min)

A powerful documentary about Olav H. Hauge, the poet who lived a lonely and isolated life. He spent periods committed to a mental hospital and just avoided lobotomy. However, through his poetry he won his life back bit by bit. Introduction by director Vigdis Nielsen.

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6 p.m. | Writers in Prison

Kult.kafeen, free entry
The International PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee celebrates 50 years of work this year. Vice President of PEN, author Moris Farhi talks to Stavanger’s first guest writer, Mansur Rajih, who was in prison for 15 years in Yemen. Organised in collaboration with Norwegian PEN, ICORN and Shahrazad – Stories for Life.

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6 p.m. | Mircea Cartarescu

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 75
Romanian writer Mircea Cartarescu is a glowing name on the European literary sky, and with his Orbitor trilogy he has created a series of classics that explore history, his hometown of Bucharest and his own life in an intricate interaction. In conversation with his colleague Jonny Halberg.

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7 p.m. | Dagny –young European literature

Obstfelder, free entry
Through the European literary project DAGNY, where Kapittel is a Norwegian partner, we are served samples from young literature in Poland and Germany. Meet authors Tom Schulz, Bohdan Sawinski and Katarzyna Sowula.

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8 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Discoveries of a Marionette (NOR, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: Bjarte Mørner Tveit (73 min)
An award-winning and unique documentary about a boy and his grandfather. Their relationship changes when the film’s creator Bjarte Mørner Tveit gets a box of 8 mm film rolls from his patriarchal grandfather, sailor Alf Mørner. Introduction by the director.

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8 p.m. | The Courage to Forget

St. Petri Church basement, NOK 50
In collaboration with Shahrazad – Stories for Life, writer and Vice President of International PEN, Moris Farhi, gives this year’s ICORN lecture, The Courage to Forget, which brings up the need to forget in peace and reconciliation work.

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FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

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4 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Russian Lessons (NOR, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Directors: Andrei Nekrasov, Olga Konskaya (100 min)
With their own lives at risk, the creators of this documentary reveal Russia’s preparations for the war actions on Georgia that took place in the autumn of 2008. A gripping documentary about the cruelties of war. Introduction by producer Torstein Grude.

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5 p.m. | Andrey Kurkov

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 50
With Death and the Penguin, Norwegian readers were introduced to the humoristic surrealism of Kiev-based Russian Andrey Kurkov. Now he visits Kapittel with his novel A Matter of Death and Life, in conversation with translator Dina Roll Hansen.

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6 p.m. | The Aftenbladet lecture: Yulia Latynina

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 75
What kind of freedom of speech has Russia won since the wall fell and under Putin? Yulia Latynina is a very critical Russian journalist and media personality and gives this year’s Aftenbladet lecture on freedom of the press and expression in modern Russia. In collaboration with the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

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6 p.m. | Kapittel Film: The People Speak (US, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: A. Arnove/C.Moore/H.Zinn (112 min)
This documentary is based on Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States and features Viggo Mortensen, Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, who guide us through America’s history as seen by the oppressed.

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8 p.m. | Forgiveness and Memory

St. Petri Church basement, NOK 50
Is forgiveness possible, and can victims choose to forget the crimes that have been committed against them? ICORN and Shahrazad – Stories for Life challenge IRA prisoner Patrick Maguire, Ana Valdes (Uruguay/Sweden) and Daniel Mendelsohn (USA).

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8 p.m. | Mikhail Shishkin

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 75
Shishkin has enjoyed brilliant reviews of Maiden Hair, his novel which was published this year. It is a novel about war, love and the power of stories, and is truly a wonderful journey through reality, myths and literature. In conversation with translator Marit Bjerkeng. Organised in collaboration with Hå Gamle Prestegard.

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SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

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12 – 4 p.m. | The new vodka – about Russian literature and society today

Hå Gamle Prestegard | For information about tickets and transport possibilities, visit www.hagamleprestegard.no or call (+47) 51 79 16 60.

  • 1 p.m. | Maiden Hair
    In what way does the writer regard himself as an innovator and what is his relationship with the Russian classics? Award-winning author Mikhail Shishkin in conversation with translator Marit Bjerkeng.
  • 2:30 p.m. | A Wake for Soviet Literature
    Viktor Yerofeyev is one of the most famous authors in Russia. Here he introduces his controversial essay A Wake for Soviet Literature from 1989, where he confronts everything that has been written since the revolution.

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4 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Videocracy (SWE, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: Erik Gandini (85 min)

In a videocracy the power is in the image. For more than three decades, one man has been in control and dominated Italian TV. This documentary, created by Swedish-Italian Erik Gandini and critical of Berlusconi, has provoked strong reactions. Introduction by Hans Erik Voktor.

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5 p.m. | Patrick Maguire

Kult.kafeen, NOK 75
As the youngest of The Maguire Seven, 13 year old Patrick was sent to prison, innocently convicted for terror for the IRA. He has now written his gripping story in My Father’s Watch.
In conversation with Norwegian journalist Annette Groth.

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6 p.m. | A Wake for Soviet Literature: Viktor Yerofeyev

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 75
Mr. Yerofeyev is a leading personality in Russian contemporary literature, and brings his influential essay A Wake for Soviet Literature, which is now available in Norwegian, as well as his new novel The Good Stalin. In conversation with Martin Paulsen.

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6 p.m. | Kapittel Film: American: The Bill Hicks Story (UK, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: M. Harlock / P. Thomas (102 min)

The screening is cancelled!

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8 p.m. | Daniel Mendelshon: The Lost

Sølvberget Gallery, NOK 100
With his international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, American author Daniel Mendelsohn gave a gripping and personal account of our relationship with the past and the people who are close to us. Meet the author in conversation with Helge Jordheim about the Holocaust and recollection.

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SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

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1 p.m. | Kurkov: A Matter of Death and Life and other crime stories

Hå Gamle Prestegard, NOK 75 (includes ticket for exhibition)
Andrey Kurkov in conversation with translator Dina Roll-Hansen about crime books, society and politics in modern Ukraine and Russia.

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4 p.m. | Kapittel Film: In Search of Memory (AUT/GER, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: Petra Seeger (95 min)
A portrait of neuroscientist and recipient of the Nobel prize in medicine, Eric Kandel, who emigrated from the Nazi regime. It is a parallel story about his research on memory and his personal memories from his childhood in Vienna.

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6 p.m. | Kapittel Film: Farewell (NL, 2009)

Kapittel Film.

SF Kino, theatre 6, NOK 50 | Director: Ditteke Mensink (90 min)
Documentary about the first flight around the world onboard the Graf Zeppelin. Unique archive footage combined with the diary notes of reporter Lady Grace Drummond-Hay, the only female passenger onboard.

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Tickets

  • Festival pass: NOK 650
    (NOK 400, student price)
  • Kapittel Film pass: NOK 350

(To be guaranteed a seat, use your festival pass to redeem free tickets for the various events.)

Single tickets and festival passes are available online and at the Information Desk/Festival Office in the foyer at Sølvberget.

The programme is subject to alterations.

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