A Human Position

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

In this meticulously crafted yet austere story, a modern, urgent dilemma unfolds: Asta tries to find meaning and a sense of place in the coastal town in Western Norway where she works as a journalist. As she attempts to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of an asylum seeker, her personal life and her views on justice are affected. An elegant, beautifully framed drama, which, in the words of the filmmaker, demonstrates “how a quiet pace, static camera, and a subtle story can activate the viewer to engage with the film... Choices in style take the viewer from passive to active, and therefore involve them more deeply into the characters, ideas, values, and the world portrayed,” guiding them to navigate humanity with kindness and sanity.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Anders Emblem
Script: Anders Emblem
Cinematography: Michael Mark Lanham
Editing: Anders Emblem
Sound: Anders Emblem
Music: Eirik Slinning Korsnes
Actors: Amalie Ibsen Jensen, Maria Agwumaro, Lars Halvor Andreassen
Production: Vesterhavet
Producers: Stian Skjelstad, Anders Emblem
Production Design: Brynhild Dagslott
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Norway
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 78΄
Contact: Anders Emblem

Anders Emblem

Anders Emblem (1985) comes from Ålesund, a town on the western coast of Norway. He has spent the last ten years at university doing film studies, traveling the world and working as a social worker. A Human Position (2022) is his second feature after Hurry Slowly (2018).


2018 Hurry Slowly
2022 A Human Position