The Extraordinary Ordinary Life Of José Gonzàlez

Original title: The Extraordinary ordinary life of José González
Genre: Documentary
Origin: Sweden
Running Time: 74 Min
Format: HD
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff / Plattform Produktion
Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson, Fredrik Egerstrand
Starring: José González, Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Valentin González
Photographer: Fredrik Egerstrand, Mikel Cee Karlsson
Animation: Per-Isak Snälls, Mikel Cee Karlsson
Editor: Mikel Cee Karlsson
Sound: Jan Alvermark
Mix: Studio 24

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The Directors

Mikel Cee Karlsson

Born in 1977 in Varberg, Sweden. Mikel graduated from The School of Film Directing in Göteborg in 2005. He has directed award winning shorts and a number of highly acclaimed music videos for artists like Fever Ray, Bonde do Role and José Gonzáles. Mikel was also one of Swedens best skateboarders in the late 90s. His first feature film, the documentary Greetings from the woods premiered in 2009. (Locarno Official selection 2009, Jury prize at Kinoteater.DOC Moscow 2010).

Fredrik Egerstrand

Born in 1967 in Alingsås, Sweden. Worked as an actor for eleven years before buying his first video camera and started to make films for theatre, opera, ballet and numerous music videos. He graduated from Valand Shool of fine arts in 2000 and has produced and directed several shorts and a number of concert programs for Swedish Television.

Plattform Produktion

Plattform is a production company for bold and original directors that like to work hard for a very long time with personal projects. Our ambition is to make quality films for thinking and reflective people all over the world and to challenge what "cinema" is today.

Films include The Guitar mongoloid (FIPRESCI Moscow IFF 2005), Involuntary (Cannes Official Selection Un Certain Regard 2008, FIPRESCI Palm Springs 2010),, Greetings from the woods (Locarno Official Selection Filmmakers of the Present Competition 2009), Incident by a bank (The Golden Bear 2010), The Extraordinary ordinary life of José González (Opening film Göteborg IFF Nordic Competition 2010).