Glob receives the award for her graduation film, "Meeting My Father Kasper Top Hat", a story with a jumping-off-point in her personal world. Glob's father disappeared when she was two years old, and she never heard from him again. Then, when she was 18, she was notified that he had hanged himself in his prison cell. The director takes the audience on a highly personal detective journey. Trying to reconstruct her father's identity, she goes through his apartment, possessions and letters, visits his prison cell and talks with his friends and acquaintances.
"Reality presented me with such a strange story here. New revelations just kept coming in. It was like finding myself inside an identity mystery," Glob says.
Graphic bulletin boardIn the highly stylized film, Glob lays out her father's pipe, gloves and photos to the viewer as on a graphic bulletin board. Fictional devices, like reconstructions and a narrator, add some emotional distance to a personal and heavy subject. Meanwhile, the form never lets go of the documentary aspect.
"These things of his are the closest I get to creating a documentary truth. I try to find the person in the spaces between the things and compose a multifaceted, dramatic character from them."
Exploration of female desireWinning the Nordic Talent Pitch Award, awarded annually by the Nordisk Film & TV Fund, has given the young filmmaker the space she needs to develop her next film, which has the working title "Human Female Sexuality". Glob and co-director Mette Carla Toft Albrechtsen intend to explore their subject in the form of a collage juxtaposing different women's desire.
"The motivation is that I was never that open about sex myself and never talked with my friends about sex. Basically, we are just really curious."
A personal jumping-off point is also found in Glob's other upcoming film, "A Story of Birth", a "Rashomon"-esque family drama seen from three different point of views, centring on the birth of the director's mother. Pitching the film at the Odense Film Festival in August, Glob took home another award for best pitch.