Beth's diary

Kent Klich, Mikala Krogh, Denmark, 2006

33 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Keeping a video diary for a year, Beth tells her story of love, drugs and repeated sexual abuse to the camera. For over 20 years, photographer Kent Klich documented Beth's former life as a drug addict and prostitute. Mixing animated stills with Beth's own footage, the film shows a woman struggling to believe she is worth loving.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Beths dagbog
Danish title Beths dagbog
Other titles Beth's diary
Keywords Emotions, Mother-daughter relationship, Sexual assaults, Denmark, 2000-2009, Substance abuse, Relationship, Video diary, Prostitution
Director Kent Klich, Mikala Krogh
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Kent Klich
Editor Mikala Krogh
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Efterklang
Production country Denmark
Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales SF Film Production / Tobaksfabrikken / Halfdansgade 10 / 2300 København S / t 3527 0080 / sf-filmproduction@sf-filmproduction.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish festival release 19.11.2006, Vester Vov Vov
DFI subsidy Talentdok
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Kent Klich
Direction Mikala Krogh


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Line producer Ane Mandrup Pedersen


Cinematography Kent Klich


Stills Kent Klich


Editing Mikala Krogh


Music Efterklang


Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Gold Dok Best Short Doc 2006 CPH:DOX 2006
Honorable Mention 2006 Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Torun, Camerimage 2008-11-29
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2007-11-07
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2007-10-18
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2007-04-20
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2007-01-24
CPH:DOX 2006-11-10
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2006-10-30
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006-09-22
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