The Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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The Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Original title: Apokalypsens Ryterre

Directed by: Lene Berg

Produced by: Ellen Ugelstad (Twentyone Pictures, Norway)

Country of production: Norway, France

Runtime: 100'

Expected release: December, 2025

Production stage: Production

Budget: €800 350 (40% in place)

1st feature: No

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In 1975, the renowned Norwegian film director Arnljot Berg was arrested in Paris and charged with the murder of his third wife. Forty years later his daughter Lene Berg is visited by the ghost of her now long-deceased father. He claims that she remembers everything wrong and that it’s time to ask the right Questions. But what is it that he wants her to remember? And what are the right questions?

Director’s profile:

Director Lene Berg (Oslo, 1965) is a trained film director from Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm. She has directed four feature films and a number of shorter films. Berg also works in other media, and has produced works for museums, galleries, as well as for cinema, books, and public spaces. She has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Manifesta (2010) and the Sydney Biennale (2008).Her film “Ung Løs Gris” was produced for the Norwegian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The film “Kopfkino” (2013) was nominated for an Amanda award and for Best Nordic Documentary at CPH:DOX. Berg’s most recent production is the autobiographical film “False Belief,” which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019, where it was nominated for a Teddy award and an Amnesty Prize.

Producer’s profile:

Awardwinning filmmaker and producer Ellen Ugelstad received a BFA from the Academy of Arts University, in San Francisco, California. She founded the collective TWENTYONE PICTURES , an independent production company focusing on auteur driven films, upon her return to Norway. “Indian Summer”, tells the story of her younger brother living with schizophrenia. and was nominated for the International Young Talent Award at DOK Leipzig, and the Nordic Dox Award at CPH:DOX. The film also won two nominations at the Norwegian Emmy-Awards. Her short film “The Meetingroom” won best screenplay at the Norwegian Shortfilmfestival in 2017. Both “The Green Valley” and “The Wonders Beneath the Sea”, received the Golden Chair award at the Norwegian Shortfilm festival, qualifying them for Oscars consideration.