"RIVA & ALBERT is a deeply touching film about life, friendship and jazz. Your heart will be warmed. A must see!" Jo Becker, The New York Times
"In our time pensioners are mostly seen as a problem to be dealt with, tugged away in care homes. This short film shows us what we are actually missing. Albert, the jazz-playing 102-year-old has a century of experience, thoughts and, yes, fun to share. And Riva is a young woman who fully embraces this man. The best thing about this film is that Albert is actually a man for her. Not a charitable effort to put on her schedule, not a poor old chap she feels obliged to visit once in a while. There is love between those two people. And it is wonderful to see short glimpses of this unusual affair in “Riva and Albert”.
Cornelia Fuchs, Reporter, Stern magazine
Produced by Roy Petersen and Hazel Thompson. Directed by Roy Petersen, Cinematography Hazel Thompson, Edit by Jonny Elwyn. Mix by Svein Nygaard.
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