Lonely Planet Writer

Long-forgotten movies to premiere in Norway

Three movies which languished in the basement of a hotel in Voss, Norway, for almost a quarter of a century are to be shown at an art gallery in the town on Tuesday.

Long-forgotten movies to be screened in Norway.
Long-forgotten movies to be screened in Norway. Image by Nic McPhee / CC BY-SA 2.0

American David Jon Long had sent the reels to himself at Voss’ Hotel Jarl in 1980, but never claimed them. The reels were discovered by local artist Kjell-Erik Ruud when the hotel went bankrupt a few years ago and, since he’s been unable to track down the mysterious Mr Long, Ruud is planning to screen the films at a gallery. While he has so far resisted watching the movies, Rudd believes they’ll feature footage of Norwegian nature, or winter sports.

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