Norwegian Cinematographer Pål Ulvik Rokseth, FNF, on Challenges of Shooting "Amundsen", "22 July"

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Norwegian cinematographer Pål Ulvik Rokseth, FNF, is making his mark with such recent high-profile films as Paul Greengrass22 July and Espen Sandberg’s Amundsen both of which landed him in the main competition at the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Toruń, Poland. Rokseth spoke to Variety about the challenges of shooting Amundsen, working with Sandberg and the difficult experience that was 22 July.

How did you get involved in Amundsen ?

I knew about the movie and was very interested in what kind of approach Espen Sandberg was going to take, telling the story of Roald Amundsen. I got the script from Espen Horn, one of the producers, and I was truly amazed at how the film was angled – not at all the action movie I thought it would be, but rather a character study, not only of Amundsen, but also his brother Leon and people around Amundsen that I knew nothing about. I then got to sit down with Espen Sandberg to discuss the movie, and I think we had the same sense of curiosity for the characters so we decided to do the movie together.

  • Read the article of the Norwegian Cinematographer Pål Ulvik Rokseth on Challenges of Shooting Amundsen, 22 July on Variety website.