Dansk Tegnefilm

Film info

  • Danish Title: SHAMAN
  • English Title: SHAMAN
  • Release: 2007
  • Running Time: 11 min.
  • Category: Shortfilm / Animation
  • Audience: Adults
  • Format: 35 mm / 1:1,78 / Dolby Digital
  • Language: No
  • Director: Luc Perez
  • Screenplay: Luc Perez
  • Producer: Marie Bro
  • Coproducer: Farid Rezkallah
  • Production: Dansk Tegnefilm 2 ApS (DK)
  • Coproduction: 24 Images (F)
  • In Cooperation With: Arte France
  • Support From: The Danish Filminstitute, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Danish Ministry of Education, La Région des Pays de Loire, Directorate of Culture, Education, Research and Church of Greenland, The Greenland Christmas Seal Foundation
  • International Sales: Dansk Tegnefilm 2 ApS
  • Festival Distribution: The Danish Filminstitute
  • Filmsite DFI: Link to DFI filmsite
  • Trailer: View

Shaman (2007)

Utaaq, an old Inuit, is at a bus stop in Copenhagen when he spots a bird from his native Greenland above his head: a rare visitor to theese climes. It reminds him of his youth: as a young hunter he discovers that a mountain wanderer is using a Tupilak for killing local hunters. Tupilaks are magical creatures that obey their masters. Utaaq goes off into the mountains, where he becomes a shaman. On his return to the settlement he uses his powers to destroy the mountain wanderer. Finally we return to Utaag at the bus stop: a weary old man nostalgically watching the bird, his familiar.

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