Competition Narrative Films, Denmark 2015, 95 Min., dan., fil. OV, engl. st

Since the death of his mother, Johannes and his father Ulrik have lived alone together. But Ulrik is lonely and misses having a woman in his life. There are not many available women in the small fishing town, so he does what many of his fellow fishermen have done and has a young Filipina flown in. Things are initially quite awkward between the widower and Rosita, and Johannes is not at all happy about his father’s unilateral decision, especially when he’s asked to function as an interpreter. Then, as time passes and a sense of normality begins to return to the household, Rosita and Johannes start to grow closer – and the rivalry between Ulrik and his son grows correspondingly intense. This wonderfully acted film strikes all the right notes as it explores the need for human contact, the relationship between a father and son, and the yearning for a different life that is so difficult to satisfy.

Director Frederikke Aspöck

Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson

Cast Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (Johannes), Mercedes Cabral (Rosita), Jens Albinus (Ulrik), Julie Agnete Vang (Maja)



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