Competition Narrative Films, Denmark 2021, 90 Min., dan. OV, engl. st
It is the late nineteenth century. Lisa, eldest daughter of an old and well-respected rural family, wants to leave the farm and go to school. Her strict father is against these plans, but her mother Anna supports her. Anna is pregnant again; this time, they’re planning on a boy. Complications arise during the birth, but superstition prevents the family from calling the doctor. In this extreme familial situation, the camera never lets the young girl out of its sight. Lisa questions her plans for the future, her religious beliefs, and her attraction to a boy from the neighbouring farm. The world she knows so well appears in a different light. One look at Lisa’s face is enough to feel her inner turmoil. A series of images charged with religious connotations are visual representations of her fears, fantasies, and visions. The movie may take place 150 years ago, but it deals with the questions of our day – gender, feminism, and rigid religious fervour.
Director Tea Lindeburg
Screenplay Tea Lindeburg, nach dem Roman „Eine Todesnacht“ von Marie Bregendahl
Producer Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst
Production Company Motor Productions, Lille Strandstræde 20 st. tv., 1254 Kopenhagen, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.motorproductions.dk
World Sales LevelK ApS, Gl. Kongevej 137B, 3rd Fl., 1850 Frederiksberg C, Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.levelk.dk
Festival Contact Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Kopenhagen K, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.dfi.dk
Cast Flora Ofelia Hoffmann Lindahl (Lise), Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakly
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