Kristoffer Archetti Stølen

Filmmaker // Cinematographer // Editor

Kristoffer Archetti Stølen (b. 1978) is a Norwegian-Argentine filmmaker, cinematographer and editor living in Oslo. Archetti Stølen is a graduate from the European Film College (Ebeltoft, Denmark) and the Norwegian National Film School (BFA in Cinematography). Among other things, he has filmed visuals for dance performances, filmed live concerts for Iron Maiden, Mötorhead, Karpe Diem and Alan Walker, as well as filmed and edited music videos, commercials and short films. In recent years, his work has increasingly moved towards the artistic realm - both through collaborations with other artists, as well as the development of his independent artistic practice. His latest art project "Loud skin" was shown at the 135th edition of the Norwegian National Art Exhibition and at the main library in Oslo, Deichman Bjørvika. He is currently working as a cinematographer and editor on a number of feature films in the intersection between art, documentary and fiction.

THE RECOVERY CHANNEL

THE RECOVERY CHANNEL

DIRECTOR: ELLEN UGELSTAD

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: DCP 4K/ 102 min. 

Part drama, part first person narrative, part documentary and part satire, the feature film The Recovery Channel is centered around a TV channel solely devoted to presenting news about mental health. In the film, we encounter the news anchors Randi and Omar who present reports, sports highlights, cultural features and interview guests in the studio. The film also follows the editorial meetings, as well as Randi’s personal life outside her job in the broadcasting channel as she tries to help her little sister Ylva who is struggling. The storyline reflects various challenges that many families face in their efforts to help their loved ones and scrutinizes the media's news format and lack of nuance in their presentations of mental illness.

In cinemas: 2024

OPEN CALL

OPEN CALL 

ARTIST: SILLE STORIHLE

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: DCP 2K. (in preproduction)

The film has the working title "Open Call", and will be presented in the autumn of 2024 in various locations. The artwork is based on game design and laiv, so-called live action roleplaying (LARP) and revolves the ethical, political, historical and social issues surrounding art in public spaces. It will be a portrait of Oslo in 2024, with a gaze towards the future. The director and artist behind the project, Sille Storihle, won the open call issued by the City of Oslo to create a commissioned work of art for the celebration of the Norwegian capital's 400th anniversary.

Release date: TBA

HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

DIRECTOR: LENE BERG

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: DCP 4K / 80 min. (in preproduction)

Lene Berg was nine years old when her father, the renowned Norwegian film director Arnljot Berg (1931-1982), was arrested in Paris and imprisoned on charges of murdering his third wife Evelyne, Lene Berg's stepmother. Forty years later, Lene Berg decides to dig deeper into this dramatic childhood memory and reevaluate her relationship with her father, his life and his work. Arnljot Berg killed himself when she was a teenager, several years after he returned from prison in Paris. Through twists and turns, through different points of view and genres - including clips from some of Arnljot Berg's own films -Horsemen of the Apocalypse poses questions about heritage and identity, guilt and atonement, memory and fantasy, film and truth.

Release date: TBA

GOLDIAN FINCH

MAKING "THE FLAMINGO" DIRECTED BY FAHIL ANWERI

WRITTEN & DIRECTED by LASSE GRETLAND

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN & EIRIK HOLST AAGÅRD

FORMAT: DCP 4K/ 14 min. 

The video is described as a kind of manifesto, if not an anti-video, with a message about the current state of music videos in 2023. Social channels are constantly being fed with content that is in a different format than what music videos are regularly made in, and it can be said that people today lack the patience to watch anything that lasts longer than 30 dopamine-inducing seconds.

Release date: 2023

LOUD SKIN

LOUD SKIN / HØYLYTT HUD

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 9K/ 12min. 

Høylytt hud / Loud skin deals with everyday racism in Norway. In the film, we encounter people who share their experiences and reflections on the topic. Through interviews, we get an insight into how racism feels to those who experience it. In 2022 Høylytt hud / Loud skin was selected to the prestigious 135th edition of the National Art Exhibition in Norway / Statens Høstutstilling 2022. The film was commissioned and produced by The Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Studies. 

Release date: September 2022

NON PEOPLE

NON PEOPLE

DIRECTOR: YAFEI QI

CINEMATOGRAPHY: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: DCP 4K / 100min. (in preproduction)

"Non People" is a feature-length documentary that focuses on Chinese television confessions. China's forced TV confessions has become an instrument for brainwashing the masses and has shaped a certain new kind of predictably obedient society. Sometimes portrayed as the harmonious society, it is however wrapped with false news. Sadly, this current trend is not unique to China. Rather, it is part of a worldwide authoritarian turn. The film "Non People" exposes how television has been used as tool for propagating state policy and how it changed public discourse, and how the advent of television has dissipated public attention towards serious matters and the questioning of truth. The aim of the film is to raise the alarm- and deliver an indictment to television confessions.

Release date: TBA

SAFE SERIES 2.0

SAFE SERIES 2.0 / STORIES ABOUT ARTISTIC FREEDOM

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 2K / 9min. 

Artistic freedom is a basic human right, but it is a right that is not afforded to all of us. In Norway, most artists can enjoy this right and freedom, but in countless other places around the world, artists are censored, threatened, persecuted and even killed for expressing their art. Chinese actor, theatre director, filmmaker and Safemuse artist-in-residence, Wang Chong, meets the actress, former Norwegian minister of culture and  former director of the Norwegian National Theatre and “Riksteatret”, Ellen Horn for a talk at the Oslo City Hall.

The episode is part of the mini-documentary series .SAFE, which portrays encounters between established Norwegian artists and threatened artists. The .SAFE series is initiated and produced by Safemuse – Safe Havens for Artists.

Release date: 2023

GIANT BOWL ON MONUMENTS DAY

GIANT BOWL ON MONUMENTS DAY 3D

CURATED BY: ANNA DANIELL & SVERRE STRANDBERG

CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 3D DCP / Stereoscopic / 4 min.

A film project exploring stereoscopic 3D, whereby the artists involved were encouraged to think in large formats and the only criterion was that their works had to be easy to set up and dismantle. The Bislett Stadium in Oslo is associated with memories of great historical sporting events and expectations of physical mightiness and national honor. With their inflatable monuments, Anna Daniell and Sverre Strandberg challenge established norms and conceptions about what a memorial is, what is considered memorable and what is forgotten. The title Giant Bowl, inspired by the grand American sports show, served as a metaphor for aesthetic bloating and grandeur: the artists literally filled their ideas with air.      This outdoor exhibition showcased giant, inflated sculptures together with performances by the number of international artists including Samuli Blatter, Roger Egseth, Jamilla Drott, Haris Epaminonda, Jan Freuchen, Jorunn Hancke Øgstad, Marianne Hurum, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Rachel de Joode, Kaja Leijon, Per-Oskar Leu, Josefine Lyche, Jan Erik Mikalsen, Norstrand Janitsjar, Børre Sæthre, Helmut Smits, Anders Smebye, Kristian Øverland Dahl, Arne Vinnem, Tori Wrånes, and Heimo Zobernig.

Release date: TBA

DEICHMAN PROLOGUE

DEICHMAN PROLOGUE

DIRECTOR: LASSE GRETLAND

CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING: KRISTOFFER ARCHETTI STØLEN

FORMAT: 2K / 6:15 min.

This film was a commissioned project for the grand opening of the new main public library in the City of Oslo, Deichman Bjørvika. It features the band DeLillo's together with Maria Lotus, as well as authors Lars Saabye Christensen and Camara Joof who recite texts dedicated to the wonders of a library that opens the doors, both to the world and to the inner self. The library can make the world a better place when it is rooted in democratic and humanist ideologies and built on the freedoms of thought, opinion and expression, a place accessible to everyone. 

Release date: 2020