The first documentary about Norway's most renowned contemporary female composer and experimental musician Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje follows the artist through the seasons all over Europe, presenting the variety and universalism of her work. Performances, sound recordings and intimate personal scenes are composed into a complex portrait of an uncompromising artist challenged between conflicting poles of family and vocation. A film about an individual’s voice whose vigor and enthusiasm are increasingly passed on to the viewer.
IJ.Biermann was born in 1978. He studied directing at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin with Claire Denis, Béla Tarr, Andres Veiel and Christian Petzold. His first feature film, produced during filmschool, was the no-budget "Faust. A Tragedy: Part One", based on Goethe’s classic play, followed by the self-produced "Nordland", a road-movie across Northern Norway. He has finished several documentaries about music and art as well as a five-hour series on German actors. He has been working in Berlin and Norway in recent years.
Film Type:Documentary, Feature, Student
Runtime:1 hour 33 minutes
Completion Date:September 1, 2015
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Germany
Country of Filming:Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom