Addicted to Solitude

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1999

60 min.DK/Documentary

After the fall of apartheid a Danish film director arrives in South Africa. Instead of making the film he has intended he finds himself submerged in solitude listening to reflections of two white South African women of different backgrounds. "I travelled to South Africa to find a white family on a desolate farm and film how they faced the new days of equality after Apartheid, but I soon lost my way both on the endless roads and in my mind. Instead the film became a story about two different white women who both experienced tragic losses in the midst of a white community that wasn't too fond of the future." The film won 1st prize at Nordisk Panorama in Reykjavik 1999.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Addicted to Solitude
Danish title Addicted to Solitude
Keywords Loneliness, Apartheid, Racism, Identity, Women, Whites, Blacks, 1990-1999, South Africa, Africa
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Jon Bang Carlsen
Director of Photography Jon Bang Carlsen
Editor Haley Morris-Hohls
Production country Denmark
Production company Carlsen & Co.
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TV 2 World / Teglholm Allé 16 / 2450 København SV / t +45 6521 2223 / f +45 6521 4199 / sales@tv2.dk / www.tv2world.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish theatrical release 29.10.1999
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Carlsen & Co.
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jon Bang Carlsen


Script Jon Bang Carlsen


Producer Jon Bang Carlsen


Cinematography Jon Bang Carlsen


Editing Haley Morris-Hohls

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22
Doc Aviv int. Film Festival 2001-03-24
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2000-08-13
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2000-05-01
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2000-04-07
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28
Amsterdam, IDFA 1999-11-24
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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