"Dreaming Arizona" 2022
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Dreaming Arizona

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In the Arizona desert, along route 66, we find an all American small-town, Winslow. At the town’s high school, we meet five teenagers, each with their own dream of the future. Like all teenagers around the world, they are in a transition where they have to shape their own lives, find a way out of childhood and create a new identity as adults. Their desire for freedom is strong, and there are consequences when parents, society or their own conscience restrict it. Film director, Jon Bang Carlsen, examines the teenagers’ basic need to stage their own lives as the documentary imperceptibly seeps into fiction. Together with the main characters, the director has created some imaginary life paths and thereby our teenagers comment on their own situation, the audiences’ anticipations and the director’s vision.

Jon Bang Carlsen
Director of Photography:
Erik Põllumaa
Francesc Sitges-Sardà and Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Sound Design:
Håkon Lammetun
Sten Sheripov
Heidi Elise Christensen and Signe Byrge Sørensen
Ivo Felt (Allfilm) and Tore Buvarp (Fenris Film)
International Sales:
Scriptofilm / Fanny Ostojic / fanny.ostojic@scriptofilm.com
Press Contact:
Sofie Stenstrop / sofie@partout-pr.com
Production and Festival Contact:
Producer Heidi Elise Christensen / heidi@final-cut.dk

IDFA 2022 – International Competition World Premiere

"Dreaming Arizona" 2022