Production Facts
  • Director: Even Benestad
  • Featuring: Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, Elsa Almås, Elisabeth Skaflem Benestad, Even Benestad & Liv
  • Camera: Steffan Strandberg, Even Benestad & Bjørn Eivind Aarskog
  • Producer: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog & Ola K. Hunnes
  • Music: Kaada
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Format: 35mm 1:1,66
  • Sound format: Dolby Digital surround
  • Duration: 1hour 17minutes
  • Production year: 2002
ALT OM MIN FAR / ALL ABOUT MY FATHER

77 min documentary
By: Even Benestad
Premiere: feb. 21st 2002
Produced by Exposed
Co-produced by Zentropa real


Gallery


“All about my father” is a personal documentary about a well respected medical doctor and transvestite in a small christian town in norway, directed by the one person most likely to convey his story with warmth, humor and irony: his son. Armed with a small video camera and the family’s super 8mm films, he sat out to make a personal portrait of his transvestite father.
Contrary to my father’s idea that this film would promote him as a colourful and different person who uses all his time and effort to combat the conservative bureaucracy, I made a deeply personal portrait of him where his transvestitism and strong self-realization forms the basis of the film.


AWARDS:
- FIPRESCI, int. film critic's award, Gothenburg film festival -02.
- SECOND PRIZE, for best doc, Valladolid int. film festival -02.
- NORDIC COUNCIL'S FILM PRIZE, nominated for best feature -02.
- EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY AWARD, nominated for best doc. -02.
- THE DOC. AWARD, best doc, the norwegian short film festival -02.
- AMANDA AWARD, best feature film, the norwegian Int. film festival -02
- AUDIENCE AWARD, festival of festivals, Århus –02.
- TEDDYfor best doc, Berlin Int. film festival -02.
- SPECIAL DOC. PRIZE, int. doc. film festival Munich -02.
- GOLDEN AWARD, for best int. doc, hotdocs, Toronto -02.
- HONORABLE MENTION, the church of sweden –02.
- FILM CRITIC'S AWARD, for best feature film, Oslo -03.
- GULLRUTEN, best tv documentary, Bergen - 04


more info and press material can be found here:
http://www.nfi.no/english/norwegianfilms/show.html?id=16
http://media.filmweb.no
more links:
http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/movie.aspx?m=37957&mp=m
http://www.nfi.no/filmbutikken/tittel.html?id=10978
http://www.snurrfilm.no/movie.asp?fkMID=2607
http://www.dvdhuset.no/servlet/dvdhuset.filmforklaring?VareID=1722
http://www.filmkritikerlaget.no/nyheter/153
http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2002/02/14/313075.html
http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2002/08/17/346294.html
http://www.film.gospel.no/film/filmreg/000261.asp
http://www.nrk.no/programmer/radioarkiv/kaliber/2007082.html
http://crossdress.transgender.at/018f81931910bf304/018f81931910d133d/018f8193200991106/50326393a90062d35.html
http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=4843075
http://www.moviestation.org/movie/1418/Alt_om_min_far
http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/film/article240727.ece
http://www.volda.org/kino/omtale.php?filmnr=0249
http://universitas.uio.no/reportasje/?sak=1317
http://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/film/leeshe3.html
http://www.arbitrario.com.ar/journal_comments.asp?JournalID=63&PagePosition=28
http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/film/article240727.ece?service=print
http://www.luebeck.de/filmtage/02/program/filme/36.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310622/
http://www.nfi.no/english/norwegianfilms/nf2002/allaboutmyfather.html
http://www.nfi.no/english/_nyheter/vis.html?id=189
http://www.cinema.bg/sff/2003/eng/movie.php?movieSid=95
http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/criticscorner/2003-06-10-critics-corner_x.htm
http://www.ceryx.de/medien/all_about_my_father.htm
http://www.oslofilmfestival.com/2002/movie.asp?movieID=3