Adapted from a short story by Norwegian writer Kjell Askildsen, Håkon Larssen’s The Grasshopper (Gresshoppen) is the story of a couple out of love, in a relationship that may well be out of time, told through glances and the space between what is said. Håkon and spoke about losing producers to film institute advice and the challenges of working with an editor whilst near mute.

The Grasshopper (2010)

The summer is on the wane and dark clouds form on the horizon for Jakob and Maria. On the surface, everything seems fine, but behind the facade the reality is different. When Maria’s younger sister Vera comes visiting, she awakens a desire in Jakob.

I don’t feel that I belong to one genre. I like to explore different areas of filmmaking.

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