The Art of Crying / Kunsten at græde i kor

Peter Schønau Fog (DK, 2007)

Kunsten at græde i kor (Peter Schønau Fog, DK, 2007)
Foto: Søren Rønholt

South Jutland, the early 1970s. Life isn't easy for 11-year-old Allan. His father has 'psychic nerves' and regularly threatens to kill himself. His mother has given up, his older brother has moved out and the family's small dairy store isn't doing well. When his older sister stops spending the night on the couch with her father, it's up to Allan to keep the family together. His father lives for the times he gets to recite his famously eloquent eulogies and make the mourners weep in chorus. Soon, Allan is lending a hand to make sure there are enough funerals to keep his father happy.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleKunsten at græde i kor
ScreenplayBo hr. Hansen
Director of PhotographyHarald Gunnar Paalgard
ComposerKarsten Fundal
Production designerSøren Krag Sørensen
Danish theatrical release27.04.2007
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration107 min.
Production companyFinal Cut Productions
International saleAB Svensk Filmindustri / Råsundavägen 150 / 169 86 Stockholm / Sweden / t +46 (0)8 409 188 00 / f +46 8680 3783 / international@sf.se / www.sfinternational.se
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info2913 meters / 35 mm / 1,85:1 - Widescreen / color / Dolby, SRD
Length in meters2910 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Direction
René Frelle PetersenAssistant director
Annemarie AaesContinuity
Maj-Britt AgerbækExtras coordinator
Henry MadsenDialogue coach
Sarah BobergActors coordinator
Script
Jakob WedendahlStoryboard
Production
Nikolaj TarpLine producer
Antony CastleUnit manager
Casper Oluf JakobsenProduction coordinator
Marie PeulicheProduction assistant
Maria KristensenProduction assistant
Julie Rix PetersenProduction assistant
Cinematography
Harald Gunnar PaalgardCinematography
Anders Leegaard1st assistant camera
Peder PedersenKey grip
Uffe HanghøjKey grip
Kristoffer HergumClapper/loader
Fredrik SundbyeClapper/loader
Simon HarderLogger
Stills
Electrical dept.
Morten KastbergBest boy
Editing
Anne ØsterudEditing
Tanya FalleniusB-editor
Janus Billeskov JansenEditing supervisor
Music
Karsten FundalComposer
Claus KilpatrickMusic supervisor
Karsten FundalMusic producer
Karl Bjerre SkibstedMusic producer
Production design
Søren Krag SørensenProduction designer
Arvid Berg-ØrnbakProperty master
Lars Michael ReiffSet dresser
Wardrobe
Margrethe RasmussenCostume on set
Lone BrejningCostume assistant
Makeup
Susanne SøbyeMakeup artist
Pari KhademMakeup artist
Emilie AabyeMakeup assistant
Christa AbildMakeup assistant
Sound
Morten HolstedB-sound designer
Morten HolmB-sound designer: post-production
Jonas JensenRecording
Henry MichaelsenSound recordist
Peter SchultzSound engineer: post-production
Special effects
Hans Peter LudvigsenSFX coordinator
Visual effects
Svenne FriisTechnical chief
Dieter EggersColor timing
Stunt
Deni JordanStunt coordinator
Appearance
Rita AngelaBedste
Gitte SiemFaster Didde
Lene TiemrothPsykiater
Bodil LassenFrk. Port
Helle JensenFru Simonsen
Rolf HansenPræst
Christian TychsenBuschauffør
Pia HansenTante Emmy
Camilla MetelmannAsgers kæreste
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Audience Award 2012 European Minority Film Festival 2012
Best Film:
Peter Schønau Fog
2012 European Minority Film Festival 2012
Bodil, Best Danish Feature Film:
Peter Schønau Fog
2008 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2008
Bodil, Best Actor:
Jesper Asholt
2008 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2008
Robert, Best Feature Film:
Peter Schønau Fog
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Director:
Peter Schønau Fog
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Supporting Actor:
Jesper Asholt
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Supporting Actress:
Hanne Hedelund
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Screen Play:
Bo hr. Hansen
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Costumes 2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Original Music:
Karsten Fundal
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Robert, Best Film (Audience Award):
Peter Schønau Fog
2008 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2008
Best Film 2008 Amsterdam Coolpolitics 2008
Best Cinematography:
Harald Gunnar Paalgard
2007 Göteborg International Film Festival 2007
FIPRESCI Award 2007 Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 2007
Special Mention 2007 Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2007
FIPRESCI AWARD 2007 Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2007
Speciel Mention 2007 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2007
CICAE PRIZE 2007 Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2007
Distribution Award 2007 Brussels Film Festival 2007
Speciel Mention:
Peter Schønau Fog
2007 Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2007
FIPRESCI AWARD 2007 Reykjavik Film Festival 2007
Church Prize 2007 Reykjavik Film Festival 2007
Nordic Council Film Prize 2007 Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2007
Best Screenplay 2007 Warsaw International Film Festival 2007
Best Actress:
Julie Kolbeck
2007 Bratislava International Film Festival 2007
Slovak television prize 2007 Bratislava International Film Festival 2007
Best Film, Youth Jury 2006 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2006
Speciel Mention 2006 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2006
Speciel Mention:
Jesper Asholt
2006 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2006
Recommendations Of Cinema Owners 2006 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2006
Audience Prize 2006 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2006
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Rome International Film Festival 15-10-2009
Pune International Film Festival India 08-01-2009
Chennai International Film Festival 17-12-2008
Havana International FF of New Latin Cinema 02-12-2008
Berlin Around the World in 14 Films 28-11-2008
Toronto EU-Film Festival 07-11-2008
La Paz, Eu Film Festival 01-11-2008
Seoul Megabox European Film Festival 22-10-2008
Dar Es Salaam EU-Film Festival 07-10-2008
Santo Domingo International Film Festival 02-10-2008
Amsterdam Coolpolitics 01-10-2008
Helsinki Film Festival 18-09-2008
Mexico EU Film Festival 14-09-2008
Vlissingen, Film by the Sea 12-09-2008
Codoba EU Film Festival 16-05-2008
Lusaka EU FF 09-05-2008
Buenos Aires EU Film Festival 28-04-2008
Prague Brno EU Film Festival 14-04-2008
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 03-04-2008
Verzaubert, Rose Bud Entertainment 02-04-2008
Riga EU FF 10-03-2008
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 05-03-2008
New York Scandinavian House 07-01-2008
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 05-01-2008
Palm Springs International Film Festival 03-01-2008
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 07-12-2007
Kerala International Film Festival 07-12-2007
Publicistvisning Hollywood Foreign Press 03-12-2007
Bratislava International Film Festival 30-11-2007
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 13-11-2007
Sevilla Festival de Cine 02-11-2007
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 01-11-2007
Canberra International Film Festival 24-10-2007
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 19-10-2007
Oscar Awards Foreign Language Film 12-10-2007
Warsaw International Film Festival 12-10-2007
DK FILM FEST : LA 05-10-2007
Reykjavik Film Festival 27-09-2007
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 21-09-2007
San Sebastian International Film Festival 20-09-2007
Manila Cinemanila International Film Festival 08-08-2007
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 23-07-2007
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 06-07-2007
Brussels Film Festival 29-06-2007
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 01-06-2007
Seattle International Film Festival 24-05-2007
Nashville Film Festival 19-04-2007
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 19-04-2007
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 17-04-2007
Sarasota Film Festival 13-04-2007
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 31-03-2007
Vilnius International Film Festival 23-03-2007
Guadalajara Film Festival 22-03-2007
New York New Directors/New Films 21-03-2007
Hong Kong International Film Festival 20-03-2007
Cleveland International Film Festival 15-03-2007
Sofia International Film Festival 01-03-2007
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 16-02-2007
Glasgow Film Festival 15-02-2007
Göteborg International Film Festival 26-01-2007
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 25-01-2007
Marrakech International Film Festival 01-12-2006
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 23-11-2006
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 16-11-2006
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 01-11-2006
Tokyo International Film Festival 21-10-2006
San Sebastian International Film Festival 21-09-2006
Toronto International Film Festival 07-09-2006
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