Manaki Brothers - International Cinematographers’ Film Festival

A personal story about drug addiction

17 September, Bitola – A representative of the film As I Fall was the cinematographer Ivar Taim, who pointed out that “even though we’ve seen many films so far which speak of drug addiction”, this film, for him, was special.

-Statistically, when speaking of addicts, we think of the drug addicts who lay in dark places. And that is 5%, but 95% are people who function and go to work. And in Norway there are the most cases of heroin overdose in Europe. That is a personal story of the director, who has gone through a period of addiction and wanted to share it and show that one can get help while still not being transferred to injecting heroin, Taim said.