The Quest for Tonewood (2021)


Feature Documentary Competition, Norway, Bosnian, English, Italian - 90 min


About the Film

In certain alpine forests one might find special trees that are worth their weight in gold thanks to the unique ability of their wood to amplify sound, which makes it the ideal material for the best string instruments in the world. This film is about the quest for these magical trees and their “tonewood”--a gift so rare, so secret, and so remote, that finding the perfect one can be the quest of a lifetime.

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Hans Lukas Hansen

Hans Lukas Hansen (b. 1975) is a Norwegian director and producer for Norsk Fjernsyn AS, a production company he co-founded in 2013. He also has several years of experience as a producer for TV 2 Norway and Monster Entertainment. Hansen has won three Gullruten awards, the Norwegian Emmy, for his work.


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