The Mouse

Direction
Year 
2012
Country
  • Sweden
Runtime
27min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The Mouse is an art/documentary film that deals with the complex and contradictory position of the mouse in our lives. The relation between mice and men began around 10.000 years ago, when humans became resident and the mouse saw the possibility to steal food and warmth from them. Today, the mouse has a broad and important impact on our everyday lives. Without the mouse, religion would be paltry, horror bleak, and our knowledge about genetics and space research scarce. But above all, our lives would be a lot shorter and less healthy.
The film is built as a meandering trip through a mouse maze. Interviews, tableaux and objects intervene with the trajectory of the small mouse.
The film was shot between 2009 and 2011 in Sweden, England, USA, India, China and Taiwan.

Details

  • Original Title
    The Mouse
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mats Bigert, Lars Bergström
  • Cinematography
    Lars Siltberg, Adam Wakeling, Mats Bigert, Lars Bergström
  • Editing
    Niklas Berglund
  • Music
    David Östberg, Goran Kaifes
  • Sound
    David Östberg
  • Runtime
    27 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Sweden
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2012
    • Planete Doc, Warsawa, 2012
    • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2012
    • Convent de Sant Agusti, Barcelona, 2012
    • 14th Videonale, Bonn Kunstmuseum, 2013
    • “An Afternoon of Fauna: From Ants to Whales,” New Museum, NY, 2013
    • “Second Life,” KMAC, Louisville, 2014

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