Film Archive

International Programme 2013
Dance For Me Katerine Philp

The teenagers Yegor and Mie are on their way to the international elite of Latin-American dancing. Glamour – and homesickness, sweat, pain, deprivations. What’s your dream worth to you?

Dance For Me

Documentary Film
Denmark
2012
80 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Lise Saxtrup
Katerine Philp
Uno Helmersson
Sophia Olsson, Niels Thastum, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Katrine Philp
Rumba, Jive, and Paso doble. Everything in Mie’s and Yegor’s life revolves around dancing. The two teenagers are professional Latin American ballroom dancers and one hundred percent dedicated to being among the best one day and becoming unforgettable legends of the dance floor. Their circumstances of life, however, are anything but ordinary. Denmark, a country with a great dance tradition and ambitious dance schools, has an obvious problem with lack of young talents in this field. Russian Yegor, who came to Denmark as a teenager, lives with his dance partner’s family. His welfare and continued residence in the country depend entirely on his athletic success.
At first the two seem like the perfect couple on the dance floor. But Yegor is struggling with homesickness and has great difficulties finding his way around the new environment, language and culture. Mie in turn is suffering from Yegor’s taciturnity and the distance between the two begins to emerge in training sessions and performances. After a while they find a way to open up to each other and understand what it really means to dance as a couple. Katrine Philp paints a highly sensitive portrait of an unusual family and work relationship, capturing the highly artificial and styled world of ballroom dancing in aesthetic images.

Lina Dinkla
International Programme 2013
Jazz That Nobody Asked For Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker

A young man is clearing out his departed fathers’ estate. Among his belongings he finds a box with a most peculiar content ...

Jazz That Nobody Asked For

Animated Film
Denmark
2013
4 minutes

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Esben Fisker
Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker
Pawel Binczycki, Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker
Rune Fisker, Esben Fisker
Pawel Binczycki
A young man is clearing out his departed fathers’ estate. Among his belongings he finds a box with a most peculiar content: a jazz band! They start to follow him wherever he goes. What a nightmare!

Miniyamba – Walking Blues

Animated Film
Denmark,
France
2012
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Vibeke Windeløv
Luc Perez
Moussa Diallo, Yann Coppier
Luc Perez
Luc Perez
Luc Perez
Michel Fessler, Luc Perez
Yann Coppier
Every day thousands of people across the globe leave their homes. One day, Abdu from Mali joins them – Europe glitters in the distance. On his odyssey from the River Niger to the barbed wire of the Spanish refugee camp of Ceuta the young man encounters some harsh realities. How many of his dreams could possibly survive?