Min far forfra // Front View of My Father
Documentary short // Duration: 28 min. //
Director: Nicoline Skotte // DoP: Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner // Production Deisgner: Helle Kirstine Egsgaard // Editor: Denniz Göl Bertelsen // Graduation Film from The National Film School of Denmark
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A daughter has invited her estranged father to participate in different games in a studio to let them both reflect on the divorce that has deprived them of sharing her childhood. A playful and tender experiment, where Danish divorce-culture is turned on its head, and father and daughter meet each other anew.
Documentary short // Duration: 30 min. //
Director: Jesper Dalgaard // DoP: Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner // Producer: Niclas Caroc Warner // Editor: Denniz Göl Bertelsen // Sound design: Mathias Dehn Middelhart // Composers: Johan Carøe & Søren Stenager // Production Design: Mina Lejbølle // Graduation film from The National Film School of Denmark
Fædre og sønner // The Great Game
Documentary feature // Duration: 58 min. //
Director: Andreas Dalsgaard // Producer: Michael Haslund-Christensen Composer: Kristian Eidnes // Sound design: Martin Hennel // Editor: Denniz Göl Bertelsen // Haslund Film
Documentary feature // Duration: 58 min. //
Director: Nitesh Anjaan // Producers: Pernille Tornøe & Signe Byrge Sørensen Composer: Anna Rosenkilde // Sound design: Andreas Sandborg // Editors: Denniz Göl Bertelsen & Nikoline Løgstrup // Final Cut for Real
Mette Holm has been translating the work of Japanese author Haruki Murakami into Danish for many years. This lovingly crafted glimpse into Holm’s life follows her on a trip to Japan while working on the translation of Kaze no uta o kike (Hear the Wind Sing) the world-famous author’s debut novel. The translator feels perfectly at home in Murakami’s fantasy world, in which animals can talk and multiple universes coexist. Conversations with fellow translators, sometimes about a single Japanese word, reveal just how deeply involved Holm is with her craft. Like the author’s work, the Japanese language also reflects a reality that's unlike what we know in the West. "It's like they are thinking in a totally different way," explains Holm. And that's precisely what challenges her and makes translating this work so much more than a job—it's a way of life. As Mette struggles to find the perfect sentences capable of communicating what Murakami’s solitary, daydreaming characters are trying to tell us, the boundary between reality and fiction begins to blur.
Far from Home
Documentary feature // Duration: 75 min. //
Director: Nitesh Anjaan // Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen // DoP: Freja Sofie Kirk & Nitesh Anjaan // Composers: Johannes Ettrup & Fredrik Hjulmand // Editor: Denniz Göl Bertelsen // Final Cut for Real
Nitesh's father has made a decision. It will not only change the rest of his life, but also that of his children - forever. He wants to give up his Danish residence permit and move back to India, where he originally came from when he moved to Denmark. And once this is done, he can't change his mind.
'Far from Home' is a deeply personal film that does not try to conceal the turbulent history of a family. For if the skeletons are meant to tumble out of the closet, then this is their last chance.
Documentary short // Duration: 23 min. //
Two transient young men breaks into an empty church by the sea to form a blood pact: to get rid of their childhood demons and escape the cycle of anxiety and authorities. Their dreams of making it as true goth-rock-stars forces them to transcend old boundaries and play their first live concert ever.
The passage of time brings them learning of death and suffering, but ultimately shows them, that the redemption they've longed for so long, is now manifested in their friendship.
Documentary short // Duration: 20 min. //
Director: Sami Shehade // DoP: Anders Lundme Funch & Freja Sofie Kirk // Editors: Denniz Göl Bertelsen & Anders Lundme Funch
An accordion player who left Gaza in 1995 to study music in the West Bank and was not allowed to return finds it difficult to be apart from his family during the Israeli attack on Gaza in 2012.
The Valley of Gods
Documentary short // Duration: 26 min. //
Director & DoP: Jesper Dalgaard // Editors: Jesper Dalgaard & Denniz Göl Bertelsen // Composer: Johan Carøe // Sound design: Mathias Dehn Middelhart