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Mehdi Avaz and Julie Christiansen – While We Live #ScandiFilmFest

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The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival showcases the best in contemporary cinema from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

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Mehdi Avaz and Julie Christiansen - While We Live #ScandiFilmFest

PODCAST| Cristiana Palmieri interviews Mehdi Avaz and Julie Christiansen, director and actress of the film While We Live.

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Mehdi Avaz talks about the making of the film While We Live and how the story was inspired by the events that occurred to a friend of his while he was in high school. Julie Christiansen talks about the leading female character, Trine, who, despite the terrible events affecting her life, refuses to be a victim, showing incredible strengths and resilience.

While We Live: Inspired by true events, While We Live is a story of family, loss and love that follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine after a tragic accident. The story is told through a brilliantly intricate narrative that interweaves past and present to peel back layers of buried resentment and guilt.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Cristiana Palmieri
  • Guest
    Mehdi Avaz and Julie Christiansen
  • Interviewee role
    Director and actress
  • Film title
    While We Live
  • Festival section
    Danish Films
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