The School by the Sea

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World Showcase Shorts: The School of Life
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Kids learn life lessons on the playground and in the classroom, through their friends and first-time experiences, in this quartet of cinematic initiations. Love and acceptance, remote learning and leaving the nest are all firsts that shape who we become and how we see the world.
Film Info
Country Listing:Norway
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Solveig Melkeraaen
Producer(s):Ingvil Giske
Editor(s):Christoffer Heie
Writer(s):Solveig Melkeraaen
Cinematography:Janne Lindgren
Sound:Adrian Souyris Strumse


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Thorvin and Vilde are the only second graders at their small seaside school. Their days are beatific, and everyone knows each other, plays together and helps one another—until the school shuts down. School by the Sea catches the rainbow of sadness and excitement, resistance and resilience, loss and growth, of a child adapting to change. Angie Driscoll

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