Skofteland Film and director Gunhild Westhagen Magnor won the Ray of Sunshine statuette for the heart-warming documentary The Optimists, as the only Norwegian award winner.
The Ray of Sunshine
The Ray of Sunshine went to Gunhild Westhagen Magnor’s documentary The Optimists, about the volleyball ladies in Hamar aged 66 to 98. The jury states that The Optimists, which is distributed by Norsk Filmdistribusjon, is an exceptionally humane and heart-warming film, whose theatrical release deserves to reach a wide audience.
– We were never in doubt that this film was an obvious winner, the jury members write and follow up with:
– It gives us the belief that spirit, courage and a big helping of self-irony will make life much better. This is a film where the audience laugh, smile and cry, so: a real Ray of Sunshine.
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Skofteland Film specializes in making warm, intimate films which touch on important themes. We aim to break down prejudice and myth in society without pointing fingers. We want to inspire the viewers in our audience to think for themselves through the experience the film provides, and by getting to know people that they otherwise would not have known so well. In our productions we would like to combine viewer-friendliness with meaningful content. It will be important in the future to remained focused on the quality of our films while at the same time continuing to reach ordinary people.