Girl in Return

Katrine W. Kjær, Denmark, 2019

85 min.DK/Documentary

The film is an intimate character-driven global tale about what happens when an adopted teenage girl decides to reclaim her lost identity. With recordings from more than five years, we follow the Ethiopian girl, Amy, in a paramount period of her life, from the age of 13 to 18. The film follows Amy as she decides to actively change her destiny by going up against the Danish and Ethiopian authorities, trying to repeal and terminate her adoption.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Amys vilje
Original title Amys vilje
Other titles Girl in Return
Director Katrine W. Kjær
Producer Sara Stockmann
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Sonntag Pictures ApS
Domestic distribution TV2
International sale Sonntag Pictures ApS / Pilestræde 52 B, 2. opgang C / 1112 København K / t +45 2896 4414 / sara@sonntagpictures.com / www.sonntagpictures.com
TV release 24.01.2019, TV 2
Comment Katrine Kjær's previous documentary, 'Mercy Mercy' (2012), premiered in IDFA's First Appearance Competition and was nominated for a Grierson Award. The director is also behind another 2018 title, 'Run Like a Girl'.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Sonntag Pictures ApS
Domestic distribution TV2


Direction Katrine W. Kjær


Producer Sara Stockmann

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