Skál

Skál

Competition Documentaries, Denmark / Faroe Islands 2021, 75 Min., far. OV, engl. st

Dania is 21. She left behind the claustrophobic small town and the constrictions of the Christian milieu she grew up in and now lives in Tórshavn. She’s enjoying her hard-won freedom and her relationship with hip-hopper Trygvi AKA Silvurdrongur. But her new life leads to existential conflicts. Her family regards Trygvi, whose songs are all tirades against any defined categories, as the anti-Christ and Dania’s poetry, which is all about deep insecurity and sexuality, as pure blasphemy. With flexibility and nuance, tenderness and a steady hand, this documentary accompanies Dania on her path to self-realisation and self-assertiveness. The battle for an authentic expression of self unspools between saying a chaste grace at meals to the heat of a nightclub, between the incredible vastness of the Faroe Islands and the insularity of the islanders. Art, which promises healing, is inextricably linked to the pain of confession. The film is about what happens when inner darkness is exposed to the light of public exploration.

Director Cecilie Debell, Maria Tórgarð

Producer Heidi Kim Andersen

Production Company Made in Copenhagen, Ryesgade 106 A 2. sal, 2100 Kopenhagen, Mail: hello@madeincopenhagen.dk, Web: www.madeincopenhagen.dk

World Sales DR Sales, Emil Holms Kanal 20, 3-4, DK-0999 Kopenhagen C, Mail: drsales@dr.dk, Web: www.drsales.dk

Cast Dania O. Tausen, Trygvi Danielsen

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