Winner 2021

Norway 2021

85 min.

THE CROSSING tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

  • Director: Johanne Helgeland
  • Producer: Cornelia Boysen
  • Screenwriter: Maja Lunde, Espen Torkildsen
  • Director of photography: John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen
  • Main Cast: Anna Sofie Skarholt (Gerda), Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen (Otto), Samson Steine (Daniel), Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten (Sarah), Henrik Siger Woldene (Per), Luke Niete (Herman), Julius Robin Weigel (Hans), Kari Simonsen (Wilhelmine)
  • Editor (Cut): Jon Endre Mørk
  • Sound Design: Nils Viken
  • Original Score: Stein Berge Svendsen
  • Production Design: Åsa Nilsson
  • VFX Supervisor: Animaskin
  • Costume Design: Anne Isene
  • Makeup: Nina Elise Johansen