Thomas Lien’s Hunting Down Memory in NYC

Norwegian documentary presented at the DocuWeeks in NYC from July 31 to August 6.

Hunting Down Memory (Jakten på hukommelsen) is a true story about Øyvind Aamodt, who suddenly loses 27 years of his memory. For most people, this would be a dreadful experience, an ominous and frightening event in their life. For Øyvind, it is an adventure. He is neither traumatized nor paralyzed; he is just curious.

At the age of 27, he has to start learning how the world functions. He experiences the world with the consciousness of a child, is confronted with various prejudices, and must build a new identity.

Director Thomas Lien was born July 9 1971 in Bærum, Norway. Lien has worked in the film industry since 1991 in various capacities (production and camera assistant on a number of feature films; assisting editor on two feature films and editor of several short films and commercials). From 1996 to 2003 he was captain on a cruise around the world. He made his directorial debut in 1995, with the shortfilm Depth Solitude (co-directed with Joachim Solum), which won the Giovani Leoni for Best Short Film at the 52 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, Venezia.

When: Juli 31 – August 6

Where: IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave. at W. 3rd St, NYC

Info: See website for screening times and tickets.

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