69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS
Directed by Egil Haskjold Larsen, Norvegia 2017, 70’
We do not know what Lean, a three-year-old refugee, experienced in the months leading up to her departure. We will find it out only towards the end of the 86-day journey across Europe. She and her parents are going to Sweden, where she will see her grandfather again. Lean remembers the months spent with a large group heading towards the Promised Land; the trips by boat, car and bus; the time spent waiting for food, a place to sleep, a transport. Director Egil Håskjold Larsen observes without commenting on this journey, and he questions us about the experience of migration from the children’s point of view. Lean seems to be unaware of the sadness and pain of the adults around her. But is that really true?
Simona Taliani (University of Turin)