Ida’s Diary (2014)

Ida is a young Norwegian woman, struggling with a very turbulent emotional life caused by emotionally unstable personality disorder (borderline). For the last eight years, Ida has kept a video diary in order to ease her mind and structure her thoughts. In her diary we get a unique insight into a world of fear and anxiety, but also precious moments of everyday victories and self-discovery. Most importantly we get to witness her powerful struggle towards self-acceptance and a genuine appreciation of life. Ida’s Diary is a film about hope, about finding your own identity and daring to live.

Production notes

I’ve tried to make a film that focus less why people hurt themselves or why they have mental issues. Rather I’ve tried to make a film that shows what leading a life like Ida’s actually feels like.

August B. Hanssen

I accidentally showed my friend some of my old video diaries, and she responded that these films could possibly help others, and that she knew a documentary filmmaker she wanted to put me in touch with. Quite nervous, I sent this filmmaker a memory stick containing the films.

Ida Storm

Director August B. Hanssen will attend the screening of Ida’s Diary on the 24th of September.

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  • Country: Norway
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Duration: 63 min
  • Subtitles: English
  • Age limit: K16
  • Distribution: Mouka Filmi
  • Print source: Norwegian Film Institute


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About the director

August B. Hanssen

Filmography: Ida’s Diary, 2014 Pushwagner, 2011