The Ghost of Piramida

Efterklang: The Ghost of Piramida
Director: Andreas Koefoed

Denmark, Music, documentary, 2012, 57 min,russian, english and danish with english and lithuanian subtitles, V

Denmark music band “Efterklang” goes to an old Russian mining town in Norway, Piramida, to get inspired for their new album. The narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland. “The Ghost of Piramida” premiered in November 2012 in Amsterdam at the world’s biggest documentary film festival IDFA, and here the film was selected as one of the top three music films of the year.


2013 – The Chopin’s Nose Award for the Best Music Film at the Planete Doc Warsaw (Poland).
2013 – Audience Award for the Best Film at Poolinale – Vienna Music Film Festival (Austria).

About the director:

Born 1979 in Copenhagen. Graduated in 2004 in sociology from Copenhagen University where he also studied anthropology and political science. In 2009 Koefoed graduated as documentary director from The National Film School of Denmark. He has directed documentary films since 2001 with a focus on universal stories on human existence. His films have won awards on numerous festivals.
In 2009 he received the Swedish documentary award, Silverfjäril.


Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Andreas Koefoed, Jacob Schulsinger

Dir. of Photography: Andreas Koefoed, Alexander Ivanovic Naomkin, Sophia Olsson

Music: Efterklang

Cast: Alexander Ivanovic Naomkin, Rasmus Stolberg, Mads Christian Brauer, Casper Clausen, Vadim - Security Guard