In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment he is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride. —IMDb
Henning Carlsen (born 4 July 1927) is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer most noted for his documentaries and his contributions to the style of Cinéma vérité. Carlsen’s 1966 social-realistic drama Hunger (Sult) was nominated for the Palme D’Or and won the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Carlsen also won the Bodil Award the following year for the comedy People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart. Acting as his own producer since 1960, Carlsen has directed more than 25 films, 19 for which he wrote the screenplay. In 2006, he received the Golden Swan Lifetime Achievement Award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival.
Henning Carlsen was born on 4 June 1927 in Aalborg, Denmark. Carlsen became an assistant director at Minerva Film in 1948 and received his on-the-job training there. He was attached with Minerva until 1953 when he shifted to Nordisk Film. Carlsen began by writing and directing short documentaries and industry films, and with this background… read more
Well, now I have read the book and I can say that this was a great adaptation! Maybe the best adaptation of a book, especially one as plotless and inner dialogue driven as the Knut Hamsun novel is. People who say "it isn't the book" aren't being fair to the fact that these are 2 different mediums and this is as close as you can get with this kind of book.
Incredible performance by the lead actor. I haven't read the book so I can't speak to quality of the adaptation but I found it to be a very powerful film.
A look at the influence of Polish movie posters on the work of the renowned twin animators the Quay Brothers.