Marathon Diary

Marathon Diary


Directed by Hanne Berkaak
Norway| 8 minutes | 2016 | no dialogue

Always Last embarks on an adventurous marathon through the ice cold and mythic landscape of Lappland. But she soon discovers that the run is not going to be a straight line between start and finish. Grotesque events, unforeseen temptations and cheerful absurdities keep driving her off the course as she lags further and further behind. But in the end all the diversions and unpredictable encounters become the reward for her efforts as she crosses the finishing line. Finally, it is not about winning or loosing. The risk is loosing yourself.


Director: Hanne Berkaak
Screenwriter: Hanne Berkaak
Producer: Lise Fearnley, Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikro Film)

  • Hanne Berkaak
    Hanne Berkaak

Festivals & Awards
Norwegian Short Film Festival
Norwegian International Film Festival
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Flickerfest, 25th Internatioal Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
International Animation Festival Hiroshima

Hanne Berkaak

Hanne Berkaak is a freelance illustrator and animator currently based in Oslo, Norway. She has a Master in Communication Art & Design from Royal College of Art, London and a BA in animation from Parson’s School of Design, New York. Berkaak has directed animations for clients such as Playstation, Channel 4, Yo Gabba Gabba and Save The Children. As a child, Berkaak spent her summers with her family in Lapland. With her short film debut, THE MARATHON DIARY, she has been inspired by the landscapes and memories of these childhood summers.


2016 Marathon Diary, short