Combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas

Masterclass: Thomas A. Østbye

 

Thomas A Østbye is a distinctive voice among Norwegian directors. He is known for combining artistic reflections on the documentary genre with contemporary political dilemmas. He made his mark with formally challenging documentaries such as Imagining Emanuel, HUMAN, and In Your Dreams, which have received numerous art and film awards. He also makes art installations and runs the PlymSerafin production company. Østbye showed excerpts from his films and shared his working method, with a focus on developing cinematic style and form in relation to the ethics and aesthetics found in his latest films.