Director: Hanne Larsen

Norway, drama, 24 min., 2009
A dramatic burlesque about the elderly boozed-up Ella, who refuses to take a bath. Ella’s hobby is to drive her home helpers crazy – neither the municipality nor the home helpers know the real reason Ella won’t take a bath. Ella pushed the real reason to the furthermost corner of her memory and only alcohol helps her forget it. Nobody knows the real Ella and Ella does not know the people around her… The film is based on the real events that took place in 1945 when the Germans were retreating from the town of Finnmark in northern Norway.

2010 – Special Jury Award in Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Section: Best of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. European Short Film

Screenplay: Hanne Larsen

Dir. of Photography: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen

Music: Nicholas Sillitoe

Cast: Mona Andersson, Maria Galkina Henriksen, Gøran Østerbøl, Helene Holm Glad