PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Hans Peter Molland, director of the film Out Stealing Horses.
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Five years after In Order of Disappearance, Hans Peter Molland returns to Berlinale with his friend and protagonist Stellan Skarsgard by his side to present, in competition, Out Stealing Horses. Based on the 2007 novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, the film follows the life of 67 years old Trond and his memories of a particular summer of his adolescence, in 1948. As Molland was defined by Skarsgard “the man of the wild nature” for his ability of shooting nature as it was another protagonist in the film, the director reveals that it’s because he grew up in a farm in Norway till he was 16 years old. Hans Peter Molland then goes on unveiling the secrets of the way he made the happenings in the film so real and tactile to get the audience completely involved in the story.
Out Stealing Horses: November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgard), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbours, Lars (Bjorn Floberg), and realises he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.