Hund i Himlen

Jeanette Nørgaard (DK, 2011)

Hund i Himlen (Jeanette Nørgaard, DK, 2011)

Nine year-old Lora arrives at a secluded monastery in the mountains together with her dog, Hound. The nun, Sister Esperanza, has escorted them there and she has promised Lora that the Monastery will be a much better place for Lora to live. As soon as they are inside the great wall surrounding the monastery, Lora and Hound are separated, and Lora is sent off to take a bath and to get dressed in uniform as the rules of the Monastery prescribe. That same night, Hound is put down and Lora must now, both through her friendship with the shepherd-boy Nick and her own lively imagination, find a way to survive the strict rules of the Monastery. A place that does not leave room for any emotion, individuality or any breaking of the house rules, that have been carried out for generations.

CategoryDK/Short fiction - Children's films, Animation
KeywordsEmotions / Orphanages

Basic information

Danish titleHund i Himlen
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration25 min.
Production companyBasmati Film, Nørlum ApS
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Additional information

Technical infocolor / Sound
Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Laura MadsenScript
Ina BruhnScript consultant
Mads JuulAnimatic
Thomas GludScript consultant
Jerrica CleelandScript consultant
Jeanette NørgaardProduction manager
Joakim PedersenProduction assistant
Production design
Marie JørgensenArt director
Visual effects
Marie JørgensenCompositing
Jeppe SandholdtAnimation
Mette Rank TangeAnimation
Marie JørgensenBackground designer
Henrik SønniksenBackground designer
Frederik Ditlev VillumsenCharacter design
Frederik Ditlev VillumsenAnimation supervisor
Marie JørgensenAnimation
Jerrica CleelandAnimation supervisor
Helle DollerisMaria Helena Carmen, Esperanza
Ulrikke LundsgaardDe 99 piger, Hund, Får
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Grand Prix 2012 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Kulturmøde Mors 21-08-2014
Mumbai Golden Elephant International Childrens Film Festival 14-11-2013
BUSTER 05-09-2013
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 06-07-2013
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 23-04-2013
Malmö, BUFF 11-03-2013
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 02-12-2012
Odense Internationale Film Festival 20-08-2012
Giffoni Film Festival 14-07-2012
Edinburgh International Film Festival 20-06-2012
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Director_Jeanette Nørgaard Photo: Portrait of director Jeanette Nørgaard
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Hund i Himlen_girls at monastery Photo: Marie Jørgensen / Frederik Villumsen
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Hund i Himlen_Lora Photo: Marie Jørgensen / Frederik Villumsen
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Hund i Himlen_Lora as dog Photo: Marie Jørgensen / Henrik Sønniksen / Frederik Villumsen
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Hund i Himlen_Lora in monastery Photo: Henrik Sønniksen / Frederik Villumsen
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Hund i Himlen_Still from monastery Photo: Henrik Sønniksen / Frederik Villumsen
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Producer_Ellen Birgitte Riis Photo: Portrait of producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
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Producer_Frederik Villumsen Photo: Portrait of producer Frederik Villumsen
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