DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival



A serious illness is no excuse to be in a bad mood. Thea is an epileptic and loves to tell jokes – at which she herself laughs the loudest.

Lina Dinkla


Original Title: Thea
Country: Norway
Year: 2016
Language: Norwegian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 14 min.
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Director: Halvor Nitteberg
Producer: Elisabeth Aspelin, Halvor Nitteberg
Cinematographer: Øystein Mamen
Editor: Anette Stålem Flittig, Elisabeth Aspelin
Sound: Bernt Syvertsen, Mats Støten
Music: Bernt Syvertsen

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