Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2019
Country: NORWAY
Language: Norwegian
Run Time: 120 minutes


AMUNDSEN is an historical adventure film that recounts the journeys of famed Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. A great arctic explorer, he was the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. The film details his life and the relationship he had with his brother, Leon, who financed and organized most of his expeditions. As children, both became fascinated with exploring the unknown regions of the world. However, Roald was particularly called to mapping the hidden world, especially the North Pole. His first attempt was postponed after two explorers claimed to have reached the North Pole. Instead, he began painstakingly planning an expedition to the unreached South Pole. The journey quickly developed into a race against British explorer, Robert Scott, to be first—and Roald proved victorious. Roald’s successful expedition to the South Pole distinguished him as an eternal Norwegian hero. Based on a true story, the film is an inspiring profile of a researcher driven to reveal the geographical mysteries of our world. (In English and Norwegian with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:15 AM

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

International Narrative Competition


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Principal Cast
Pål Sverre Hagen, Christian Rubeck, Katherine Waterston

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