Friday, May 05, 2017

På ski med Per og Kari / Skiing with Per and Kari (The Nitrate Picture Show)

The cover of the popular book (1940) on which the film På ski med Per og Kari is based.

Norway 1948
Print source: Nasjonalbiblioteket (National Library of Norway), Oslo
Running time: 13 minutes
About the print: This is a black-and-white version of a film that was simultaneously shot in color. The print is in good condition, with nine splices. Shrinkage: 0.6%
About the film: Based on the eponymous book by the Norwegian skier Tomm Murstad, Skiing with Per and Kari shows two children who receive skis for Christmas and then enroll in Tomm Murstad’s ski school for children. The film was shown to children all over Norway.
The Nitrate Picture Show, George Eastman Museum, Dryden Theatre, 5 May 2017

AA: The film was screened without translation. The credits appear in the snow. Learning to ski ‒ cross-country and downhill. NB. Slalåm is originally a Norwegian word from Telemark. The children's exercises are tough and they are conducted in big groups. Inevitably you fall when you learn to ski, especially downhill. But there is an irresistible fun of learning at the school of "Uncle Tomm". This film helps explain the Norwegian ski record miracle.

A used print.

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