2013, Colour, Denmark, Ireland, World Competition (full length movies)



Production Team

Director : Simon Staho

Screenwriter : Simon Staho, Peter Birro

Cinematographer : Sebastian Winterø

Editor : Kasper Leick

Cast : Sonja Richter, Ulrich Thomsen, Peter Plaugborg

Film production and Sales : Jonas Frederiksen, Zentropa Entertainments 30, Avedøre Tværvej 10, 2650 Hvidovre (Danemark), tél.: (+45-36) 868 788 / Subotica Entertainment (Irlande) tel: +353 1 662 2226, info@subotica.ie Ventes/Sales: TrustNordisk, Filmbyen 28, 2650 Hvidovre (Danemark), tél.: (+45) 3686 8788, info@trustnordisk.com



Jakob returns for the first time in years to his childhood village to attend his mother's funeral. The place holds many memories for him. It was where his mother Marie ran a dance school and where he met the first young love of his life. A spirited girl, Johanna loved dancing but she wanted desperately to win the regional dance competition and Jakob was an inept partner. Crippled years ago in a car accident, Johanna still lives in the village, mother of a young boy, Christian, and married unhappily to Erik, the evangelical pastor of the village church. When Jakob announces that he is going to close the dance school where she still teaches from her wheelchair, Johanna begs him not to. Moved by her entreaty, he makes her a deal: she'll give him dance lessons and he'll fix the place up and keep it open. Erik is jealous of his wife's new interests, but he desperately wants to relieve her physical and psychological pains. And none of his implorations in church for a heaven-sent miracle appear to have been answered. Can dancing provide what God can't?



Born in Denmark in 1972, Simon Staho made his directorial debut in features in 1998 with VILDSPOR and has added another seven since, shown at festivals around the world and accumulating several awards along the way. Filmography: Skjulte spor (2000, TV series), Now (2002), DAY AND NIGHT (2003), BANG BANG ORANGUTANG (2005, shown at the Montreal World Film Festival), DAISY DIAMOND (2007), HIMLENS HJÄRTA (2008), WARRIORS OF LOVE (2009), LOVE IS IN THE AIR (2011).



Monday August 26, 2013 - 11:30 AM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Monday August 26, 2013 - 09:30 PM - THÉATRE MAISONNEUVE
Tuesday August 27, 2013 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


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