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Odins øje

Maria Mac Dalland, Denmark, 2004

24 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

»Odin's Eye« is the story of the Creation, the origin of man, and the struggle between Ases (Aesir) and Giants of Nordic mythology. The film offers children and young people from 7 years and upwards the opportunity of becoming acquainted with the myths and the sagas of the Viking Era.

»Odin's Eye« is about birth, life, death and rebirth. Odin has created the world and tries to organize it by ousting the Giants. But, when his son Balder has terrible dreams, Odin begins to think that maybe he has created the wrong kind of world. He dives into Mimer's Well to learn the truth. The giant, Loke, appears in the water and speaks to Odin: "I am you. I am all your thoughts". And, in a way, one could say that Odin has become wiser. But then also, he realizes that he has lost an eye in exchange for the knowledge he has acquired.

»Odin's Eye« is about birth, life, death and rebirth. Odin has created the world and tries to organize it by ousting the Giants. But, when his son Balder has terrible dreams, Odin begins to think that maybe he has created the wrong kind of world. He dives into Mimer's Well to learn the truth. The giant, Loke, appears in the water and speaks to Odin: "I am you. I am all your thoughts". And, in a way, one could say that Odin has become wiser. But then also, he realizes that he has lost an eye in exchange for the knowledge he has acquired.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Odins øje
Danish title Odins øje
Other titles Odins øje - Vølvens spådom - To historier fra den nordiske mytologi
Keywords Norse mythology, Gods, North, The, Mythology
Director Maria Mac Dalland
Screenplay Thomas Winding, Maria Mac Dalland
Director of Photography Edvard Friis-Møller
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Appearances Tom McEwan
Production country Denmark
Production companies Wake Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Wake Film ApS / Overgaden oven Vandet 96 / 1415 København K / t +45 4085 7025 / dino@wake.dk / www.wake.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 17.09.2004
Cinemas Cinemateket
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Wake Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Maria Mac Dalland

Script

Script Thomas Winding
Script Maria Mac Dalland

Cinematography

Cinematography Edvard Friis-Møller

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen

Narrator

Narrator Thomas Winding

Appearance

Appearance Tom McEwan

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2005-07-16
Berlinale 2005-02-10
Reykjavik Film Festival 2004-11-17
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
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