The Banality of Grief

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 2021

70 min.DK/Documentary

Nothing is. Everything is becoming. Even life already lived. After my wife died I tried to quick-start my days again by throwing myself into shooting a new film, but when I looked through the viewfinder I felt the motives I was focusing on with my camera were hiding what I really wanted to see. Everything in the little American town reminded me of your absence. Thus this little stammering love letter came into being.
Basic information Credits
Original title The Banality of Grief
Danish title The Banality of Grief
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Jon Bang Carlsen
Director of Photography Jon Bang Carlsen
Editor Martin Munck Schmidt, Thomas Papapetros, Jon Bang Carlsen
Sound Henrik Langkilde
Appearance Madeleine Haywood, Coco Kleman, Mary Robinson, Ebbe Bang Carlsen
Production country Denmark
Comment Jon Bang Carlsen has written and directed more than thirty films, both documentaries and feature films. Among his signature films are 'Jenny' (1977), 'A Rich Man' (1979), 'Hotel of the Stars' (1981), 'Phoenix Bird' (1984) and 'Before the Guests Arrive' (1986). Titles from the 2010s include 'Just the Right Amount of Violence' (2013) and 'Deja Vu' (2016).
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Production company C&C Productions


Direction Jon Bang Carlsen


Story Jon Bang Carlsen


Producer Jon Bang Carlsen
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Associate producer Anders V. Christensen
Executive producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Executive producer Heidi Elise Christensen


Cinematographer Jon Bang Carlsen


Editor Martin Munck Schmidt
Editor Thomas Papapetros
Editor Jon Bang Carlsen
Assistant editor Sebastian Anton Munk


Music Ida Kleman


Sound designer Henrik Langkilde

Visual effects

Colorist Anders V. Christensen


Appearance Madeleine Haywood
Appearance Coco Kleman
Appearance Mary Robinson
Appearance Ebbe Bang Carlsen

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