The Wait / Mon de kommer om natten?

Emil Langballe (DK, 2016)

Mon de kommer om natten? (Emil Langballe, DK, 2016)

Rokhsar Sediqi, 14, lives in Denmark with her mother, father and five siblings. In her spare time she plays on the local football team. Around five years ago Rokhsar and her family fled from Afghanistan, and after six months on the run they ended up in Denmark and applied for asylum. But the Danish Immigration Service is not convinced they are persecuted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the family has repeatedly been refused asylum. They are now waiting for the final decision, but the wait has changed Rokhsar forever.


Basic information

Danish titleMon de kommer om natten?
DirectorEmil Langballe
ProducerHelle Faber
Director of PhotographyEmil Langballe, Andrea Storm Henriksen
ComposerUno Helmersson
Online release2017-02-24
Production countryDenmark
Duration58 min.
Production companyMade in Copenhagen
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Emil LangballeDirection
Helle FaberProducer
Luna JansenProduction manager
Emil LangballeCinematographer
Andrea Storm HenriksenCinematographer
Rasmus WintherSound design
Visual effects
Rasmus LangeGraphic design
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Friedrich Ebert Foundation Award 2017 Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2017
Professional Jury's 1st Prize for best Documentary 2017 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2017
Youth Jury's Award for Best Feature Documentary 2017 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2017
Chrildren's Jury for Best Documentary 2017 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2017

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Graz, Crossroads 22-11-2017
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 01-11-2017
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 27-10-2017
Belfast Cinemagic 06-10-2017
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 05-10-2017
Warszawa, Against Gravity 12-05-2017
Volda The Norwegian Documentary Festival 26-04-2017
San Sebastian human rights film festival 01-04-2017
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 29-03-2017
Malmö, BUFF 20-03-2017
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 07-03-2017
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 06-03-2017
Oslo, Human Rights - Human Wrongs 14-02-2017
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2016
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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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