BLUE BIRD FILM

LUDO - the first Faroese feature film since 1999

18 September 2014

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LUDO is an intense psychological drama about an 11-year-old girl caught between her mother's dark and unstable mind and her father's well-meaning passiveness. But what's it like to be shut in with mental illness? In a slow-paced, hypnotic and yet highly expressionistic style, the film takes the audience on a psychological journey into the center of the claustrophobic and unpleasant universe of the family.

LUDO is Katrin Ottarsdóttir's third feature film and it is the first Faroese feature film in 15(!) years. The last one was Bye Bye Blue Bird (1999) and the last one before that was Atlantic Rhapsody (1989), both written and directed by Katrin aswell.

The "world premiere" took place in the Nordic House in Tórshavn 11 September 2014.



The cast

Lea Blaaberg

The daughter

Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir

The mother

Hjálmar Dam

The father

Bárður Persson

The doctor

Gunnvá Zachariasen

The doctor's wife



The crew
Screenwriter, director and editor: KATRIN OTTARSDÓTTIR
Cinematographer: NATASCHA RYDVALD (DFF) Website
Cinematograper's assistant: RÓGVI RAMUSSEN
Production design: EDWARD FUGLØ Website
Sound recording: JÓN MCBIRNIE
Lights: KENNETH JØRGENSEN
Grip/Jack-of-all-trades: SIGTÓRUR ANDREASEN
Runners: HJØRDIS H. EIDE, BARBARA HILDUBERG
Production degsign assistants: JANUS HANSEN, ANNIE EYSTBERG JENSEN
Cooks: INGE PETERSEN, ELSA PETERSEN
Music: SUNE KØTER KØLSTER Website
Producer: HUGIN EIDE

Financial supporters/sponsors:
Cultural funds etc.: Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Mentamálaráðið, Filmsgrunnur Norðurlandahúsins og Klippfisks, Tórshavnar Kommuna, Fjølrit, VisitFaroeIslands, Sands Kommuna.
Private companies: P/f Poul Michelsen, Hotel Føroyar, Effo, SPEKT, BankNordik, Eik Banki, Tryggingarfelagið Føroyar, Advokatskrivstovan, Advokatfelagið, Faroe Ship, SIRI.
Associate producers: Jenny Johannesen, Sigtór Debes, Povl Skårup, Gitte Louise Ottarsdóttir Olsen, Samuel Garrick

- and 98 other who contributed to our CROWD FUNDING campaign on Indiegogo.com.

Other support and help:
Kameraudlejningen A/S, Kringvarp Føroya, Klippfisk, the owners of the house on Høgnamørk, Optikbúðin, Hjá Kissa, Niels L. Arge, Tjóðpallur Føroya, Bilrøkt, Sandoyar Bjargingarfelag, Ungmannafelagið Virkið, Jørgin P. Johannesen, P/F Jógvan Weihe, Viviann Hárfríðkan (Ada Joensen & Annika Udbø), Henrik Jensen, Atlantic Airways, Harald Jensen, Kjartan Petersen

Thank you all!!

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