Man Descending
18:05min
2010

 

I have a younger brother

I have a younger brother, thirteen years younger than me. We no longer live in the same place, and even though we speak on the phone regularly, I'm always surprised by the changes that have happened to him in between every time we meet. It's the same person, just minimal physical changes; in fact it's almost nothing. Maybe it's just the light that is different from last time I saw him or a change in his mind that makes him seem different.
Last time I saw him I thought he had grown a bit taller and his voice had become deeper. Maybe it was me wearing other shoes or did we talk about something serious when the thought came to mind? Maybe that's the reason for his voice being deeper?
My younger brother is not a child, not a teenager, not an adult, he's something vague, something indefinite, he's betwixt and between.
In Man Descending a boy is introduced to the masculine world through a staged rite of passage.

 

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The boy: Sondre L. Haukedal. Directed and written by: Camilla L. Haukedal. Camera: Camilla L. Haukedal & Anthony Tessier. Lighting: Anthony Tessier. Editing: Camilla L. Haukedal. Photos: Anthony Tessier. After effects: Svein Sund. Scenography: Camilla L. Haukedal & Kristine Gjems. Music & sound: Anthony Tessier & Hans Marius Haukedal.
Thanks to: Anthony, Sondre, Hans Marius, Svein, Kristine Gjems, Christiane, Eva HIlde, Svein Olav, Ola Bjørgo, Reinhardt Sørensen, Aurland Bokseklubb, Terje Horvei.