Son / Søn

Kristoffer Kiørboe (DK, 2014)

Søn (Kristoffer Kiørboe, DK, 2014)
Foto: Martin Munch

A coming of age short film about 13 year old August. His mother is devastated by the recent divorce from the father, and refuses to let August keep the puppy his father gave him for his birthday. It hurts August to see his mother in pain and he feels responsible for her, but he loves the puppy nearly as much as he misses his father. He decides to take the puppy and move in with his father and his new family, but August's illusions are soon to be shattered. "Son" is a drama about ordinary life. August loses his childhood innocence and the world he once knew changes radically, just like he does himself.

CategoryDK/Short fiction
KeywordsFamilies / Puppies

Basic information

Danish titleSøn
ProducerNina Helveg
Director of PhotographyMartin Munch
ComposerKarsten Fundal
Production designerOscar Pontén
Online release2015-11-11
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration20 min.
Production companyFrame By Frame
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI
International saleNina Helveg / Flensborggade 21, / DK-1669 København V / t +45 2712 7148 /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Gro TerpCasting
Johan May Nitschke1st assistant director
Nina HelvegProducer
Jannick SecherExecutive producer
Charlotte Sne HoenProduction manager
Camilla AlbrechtsenProduction coordinator
Martin MunchCinematographer
Niels BuchholzerCinematographer: 2. unit
Gitte Gammelgaard1st assistant camera
Kasper BundvadClapper/loader
Electrical dept.
Karsten FundalComposer
Production design
Oscar PonténProduction design
Camilla Nordbjerg OlsenCostume on set
Jeppe Harbo IlskovSound design
Jeppe Harbo IlskovSound mixer
Peter AlbrechtsenSound design
Peter AlbrechtsenSound mixer
Elisabeth NejsumSound recordist
Visual effects
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Special Mention 2014 Berlinale 2014

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 29-11-2014
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 31-10-2014
BUSTER 12-09-2014
Odense Internationale Film Festival 25-08-2014
Guanajuato International Film Festival 25-07-2014
Berlinale 06-02-2014

Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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SN Moren Photo Martin Munchjpg Photo: Son. Photo Martin Munch
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SØN. Dreng i skov. Photo Martin Munch.jpg Photo: Son. Photo Martin Munch
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SØN. Portrait of director Kristoffer Kiørboe. Photo Linda Maria Wassberg Photo: Son. Director Kristoffer Kiørboe. Photo Linda Maria Wassberg
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SØN. Priority still. Photo Martin Munch.jpg Photo: Son. Priority still. Photo Martin Munch
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DFI News and articles

Of Puppies and Men (17. februar 2014)
Generation films to Berlin (14. januar 2014)
Berlin 2014 (05. februar 2013)
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