Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Competition Documentaries, Denmark 2015, 85 Min., engl., dan. OV, engl. st

This film opens with a kind of primal scene. When his father abandons the family, young Jon Bang Carlsen burns the eyes out of the picture of Jesus that the patriarch once hung above the bed of his son. “Déjà Vu” is about seeing, about ways of looking at reality. Carlsen grew up in a Danish village. Gripped by restlessness, he set forth into the world, which he filmed with his camera. In this autobiographical film, the great Danish master of essayistic documentaries edits together staged scenes with many sequences from his own filmography. “The more faces my camera brought into focus, the more brothers and sisters I got. All of them, each in their way, showing me new ways out of my Danish village”, says the narrator in “Déjà Vu”. The film is a look back at an impressive body of cinematic work that remains far too unknown outside his homeland.

Director Jon Bang Carlsen

Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen


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