One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer

Emilie Fabricius Hacke, Denmark, 2021

21 min.DK/Short fiction

An older woman lives a quiet and routined life with her husband. They love each other but in brief moments she finds herself wondering what could have been. When a granddaughter visits this is brought to the surface as the woman starts to face her hidden dreams and the reason she gave them up.
Basic information Credits
Original title Én svale gør ingen sommer
Danish title Én svale gør ingen sommer
Director Emilie Fabricius Hacke
Screenplay Astrid Plesner Hansen, Emilie Fabricius Hacke
Producer Christian Lønhart
Director of Photography Rie Skou
Editor Emma Lagrelius
Sound Jakob Strandgaard Davidsen, Mia Terry
Composer Ida Duelund
Production designer Silja Cohn
Appearance Pia Jondal, Waage Sandø, Clara Dessau
Production country Denmark
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Production company Isaac Production


Direction Emilie Fabricius Hacke
Assistant director Hannah Elbke
Continuity Josephine L. Vedel Larsen


Screenplay Astrid Plesner Hansen
Screenplay Emilie Fabricius Hacke


Producer Christian Lønhart
Unit manager Lachlan Forbes
Production manager Ida Holmgren
Production assistant Laura Folke
Executive producer Joachim Morre


Cinematographer Rie Skou
First assistant camera Oskar Degn Hald
2nd assistant camera Emil Boye
Steadicam Jonas Torp


Still photographer Rie Skou

Electrical dept.

Gaffer David Edward Sizemore
Best boy Christian Lightbody


Editor Emma Lagrelius


Composer Ida Duelund

Production design

Production designer Silja Cohn
Set dresser Hans Peter Munk


Key costumer Rebecca Richmond
Key costumer Marie Hegelund Kleis
Costume on set Benedicte Morre
Costume on set Sara Forghani
Costume on set Simone Bundgaard Lauritzen


Makeup artist Jill Arnfjord


Sound designer Jakob Strandgaard Davidsen
Sound engineer Mia Terry
Foley supervisor Diana Queirós

Visual effects

Colorist Mikkel Hjort-Pedersen


Adda Pia Jondal
Ove Waage Sandø
Selma Clara Dessau

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