The Art Of Whistling: A Portrait of Thorvald Steen

The famous Norwegian photographer Per Maning has followed his friend Thorvald Steen with his camera for 25 years. Thorvald is active as a public speaker, author and cultural communicator. As an author, he has published over 40 literary works. Everything from children’s books to poetry collections. Thorvald unfortunately suffers from a rare type of muscular dystrophy. The horrible disease causes a gradual and irreversible paralysis of his body. The muscles gradually break down. Nevertheless, Per Maning highlights that it has not stopped Thorvald’s commitment. In this documentary, he talks about society and the meaning of life. Through Thorvald’s sense of humor, this documentary paints an intimate, touching and poetic picture of an unusual life.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kunsten å plystre
  • Director
    Per Maning
  • Producer
    Jørgen Lorentzen, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
  • Photo
    Per Maning, Anders Hoft
  • Actors
    Thorvald Steen
  • Playtime
    53 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    All ages admitted
  • Distributor
    Integral Film