Joost van der Wiel (Niederlande)
Norwegisch mit englischen Untertiteln
75 min
Joost van der Wiel (Niederlande)
People & Cultures

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2019

In his documentary Drømmeland, the Dutch director Joost van der Wiel depicts the quite human longing for a social withdrawal and a living in untouched nature, by means of his protagonist, the 60year-old Nils, who has retreated for an indefinite time in a hut in a remote Norwegian high valley. With great empathy, he manages to capture the atmospheres of the landscape, which change in the course of the seasons and his protagonist’s emotive traits, who is oscillating between happy solitude and torturing loneliness to consolidate the story into an intimate play, which illustrates in a poignant way the joys and the conflicts of an alone person .

The 60-year-old Nils has turned his back on society and now lives in a wooden cabin in the mountains of Norway. Despite his attempt to distance himself from the world, Nils brought his cellphone and is confronted with his urge for contact.