My Avatar and Me (Min Avatar og mig)

 

Year: 2010
Country: DENMARK
Run Time: 91 minutes

A scripted documentary turned bizarre satire, MY AVATAR AND ME is the reconstructed account of Mikkel Stolt's fantastical immersion into the cyberspace world of Second Life. Initially a failed documentary filmmaker, Mikkel lives an ordinary life with his ordinary girlfriend Helle. One day he comes across an article about Second Life in a newspaper, attends a conference, and decides to make it the subject of his next film. Mikkel introduces himself into this new virtual world as Mike Proud, the Avatar or graphic alter ego he creates and has total control over. Discouraged by continual rejection from other Avatars at first, Mike finally meets Helena, a beautiful and voluptuous blonde who owns the nightclub Mike frequents in Second Life. Consequently, Mike becomes infatuated with Helena, ultimately transcending into Mikkel's addiction with his new fantasy world. The more time Mikkel spends in his second life, the more he is removed from reality, eventually being thrown out of his apartment by his real-life girlfriend. Mikkel's journey through Second Life proves to be an ultimate learning experience for him. MY AVATAR AND ME is an enlightening examination of today's relationship between human and technology that is truly unlike any film you've ever seen. (In Danish with subtitles) – M.M.

CIFF Screenings

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Directors
Mikkel Stolt, Bente Milton

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Bente Milton founded Milton Media in 1992 and has dedicated herself to writing, directing, and producing documentaries and educational programming since. Mikkel Stolt has directed and produced multiple documentaries since 1993 and started his own company, Fenris Film & Multimedia ApS.

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MY AVATAR AND ME (2010)

Print Source

Danish Film Institite

Email: kurstein@dfi.dk
http://www.dfi.dk

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