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Directed by Bård Røssevold
Norway | 72 min | 2017
Gustav is searching for his father who disappeared twelve years ago as a comet was passing close to Earth. Was he really kidnapped by extra-terrestrials?
Gustavs father abandoned him as a child. Now, at 20, he’s still living with his mother in a small motel on the outskirts of the city. He believes in UFOs and has dedicated his live to the search for his missing father. He falls in love with a young hairdresser and, as the return of the fateful comet grows closer, a family secret is bit by bit revealed and memories are awakened. Was his father really kidnapped by aliens 12 years ago?
“The Comet” is about yearning for things lost, and about the havoc that unspoken truths can wreak on families. But it’s also about the fact that truth does not necessarily bring redemption.
Bård Røssevold’s debut film is a sensitive drama whose soft tones paint a complex and subtle portrait of a fractures family.
Educated at The Norwegian Film School Lillehammer, Griffith Film School Brisbane, Ithaca College Los Angeles and Volda College.
Since graduating in 2006 he has directed short films, commercials and music videos. Amongst them the short film Akvarium that won multiple awards worldwide. The Comet is his first feature film as a director.