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Darling

Birgitte Stærmose, Denmark, 2017

101 min.DramaDK/Feature

Darling is a world-famous Danish ballerina. After a long absence, she and her husband Frans return to the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen to perform the classic ballet 'Giselle.' She will dance the title role with Frans as choreographer. During rehearsal, Darling collapses in pain. Try as she may to deny it, the prognosis is clear: her hip is irreparably damaged. She will never dance again. Her professional life, her world, is in ruins. But Darling refuses to let go. She decides to train her replacement, a young ballerina named Polly, to make Polly the Giselle she can no longer be. But as Polly becomes the center of attention, of Frans’ attention, Darling’s emotional stability begins to unravel.
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Danish title Darling
Other titles Darling
Director Birgitte Stærmose
Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Marie Gade Denessen
Director of Photography Marek Wieser, Alex Kristoffersson
Composer Mikkel Maltha
Production designer Rie Lykke
Casting Djamila Hansen
Appearances Danica Curcic, Gustaf Skarsgård, Ulrich Thomsen, Astrid Grarup Elbo
Production country Denmark,Sweden
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments3
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 19.10.2017
Cinemas Albertslund Biograferne;
Ballerup Baltoppen Bio 1-2;
Faxe Biografen Kanten;
Frederikshavn Palads 1-2-3;
Gentofte Kino;
Hobro Filmteatret;
Holbæk Kulturbiografen Frysehuset A/S;
Hørsholm Trommen;
Ikast Bio;
Kastrup Bio;
København Dagmar Teatret;
København Empire Bio;
København Palads Teatret;
København Park Bio;
Lyngby Kinopalæet;
Malling Bio;
Nykøbing Mors Bio Mors;
Odense BioCity;
Odense Café Biografen;
Rødding Bio;
Rødovre Viften;
Sorø Victoria Teatret;
Struer Apollon;
Svendborg Scala 1-2-3-4;
Thisted 1-2-3;
Vanløse Bio;
Aalborg Biffen;
Aalborg BioCity;
Aarhus Metropol;
Aarhus Øst For Paradis ;
Aars Teaterbio;
Comment Second feature film by Birgitte Stærmose. World premiere at BFI London Film Festival. The film follows Stærmose's debut film, 'Room 304' (2011). Her documentary 'Out of Love (2009) about street children in Pristina was honoured with a Special Mention at the Berlinale and additional prizes at Rotterdam and Melbourne, among other festivals.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments3
Co-producer Zentropa Sweden, Film i Väst
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2 Danmark, Svenska Filminstitutet, MEDIA (EU)
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Instruktion

Direction Birgitte Stærmose
Casting Djamila Hansen
Assistant director Djamila Hansen
Extras coordinator Stina Elinderson
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk
Acting coach Lene Beyer

Manus

Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Story Kim Fupz Aakeson
Story Birgitte Stærmose
Script consultant Franz Rodenkirchen
Script consultant Molly Malene Steensgaard
Translation Russell L. Dees

Produktion

Producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Producer Marie Gade Denessen
Co-producer Madeleine Ekman
Co-producer Lizette Jonjic
Line producer Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard
Unit manager Eigil Jacobsen
Unit manager assistant Madeleine Jacobsson
Production manager Jessica Balac
Production coordinator Liva Prescott
Location manager Henrik Ryhlander
Location manager Elin Göransson
Associate producer Jon Hammer
Producer's assistant Camilla Hagen Albrechtsen
Production assistant Victor Kähl
Location scout Claus Nielsen
Location scout Søren Dahl
Post-producton coordinator Line Plougsbæk

Foto

Director of Photography Marek Wieser
1st assistant camera Arvid Jernqvist
Cinematographer Alex Kristoffersson
DIT Ricard Schmidt
DIT Kristian Hansen
1st assistant camera Thue Garde Finnich

Stills

Still photographer Christian Geisnæs

Lys

Gaffer Janne Kokki
Best boy: Sweden Joakim Brink
Light assistant: Sweden Johan Ingman
Light assistant: Sweden Erik Lövoll

Klip

Editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Editing supervisor Anne Østerud
B-editor Carla Luffe
Assistant editor Oliver Lindboe
Avid technician Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson

Musik

Composer Raúl Pastor Medall
Composer Erik Knive Skodvin
Musical consultant Anne Østerud
Musical consultant Daniel Hardt
Music supervisor Mikkel Maltha

Produktionsdesign

Production design Rie Lykke
Property master Marie Nyberg
Set decorator Vincent Gry
Set dresser Lisa Öman
Graphic art Daniel Zorman
Property assistant: Sweden Jill Wallqvist
Property assistant: Sweden Eva Enström

Kostumer

Key costumer Sara Pertmann
Costume assistant Johanna Lindqvist
Seamstress Lone Hermann
Seamstress Anna Melin
Seamstress Elsa Lindström

Makeup

Makeup design Linda Boije af Gennäs
Makeup artist assistant: Sweden Josefin Ekerås
Makeup artist assistant: Sweden Malin Andersson
Makeup artist assistant: Sweden Anna Simonsson
Makeup artist assistant: Sweden Elisabeth Wigander
Makeup artist assistant Sara Sofia Kasper

Lyd

Sound design Morten Green
Sound recordist Jesper Miller
Boom operator Erik Löderstedt
Sound engineer: Sweden Lars Wignell
B-sound designer Thomas Arent
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Foley recordist Stéphane de Rocquigny

Visual effects

Digital colorist Emil Eriksson
Technical supervisor Simon Lytting
Coordinator Tine Clasen
Coordinator Henning Lind Eriksen
VFX artist Emil Eriksson
Graphic design Rasmus Lange

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Stig Günther

Koreografi

Choreographer Francesca Jaynes
Choreographer Dale Mercer

Andre credits

Personal coach for Danica Curcic Michael Weidinger
Personal coach for Danica Curcic Jessie Lee
Personal coach for Danica Curcic jojo Bowman
Personal coach for Danica Curcic Claire Louise Ratcliffe
Ballet coach Petrusjka Broholm
Ballet coach Rose Gad Foss
Ballet coach Dawid Kupinski
Ballet coach Dragos Mihalcea
Ballet coach Alexandra Lo Sardo
Ballet coach Silja Schandorff
Ballet consultant Erik Aschengreen
Ballet consultant Monica Milocco

Medvirkende

Darling Danica Curcic
Frans Gustaf Skarsgård
Kristian Ulrich Thomsen
Polly Astrid Grarup Elbo
Beatrice Caroline Söderström
Albrecht Dragos Mihalcea
Læge Julie Carlsen
Rekvisitør Henrik Noél Olesen
Amerikansk læge Anthony B. Hardt
Balletlærer Maria Savery
Balletpige Melissa Owen
Mandlig danser Benjamin Buza
Bodydouble for Danica Curcic Stephanie Chen
Bodydouble for Danica Curcic Sarah Broedbeck
Danser Johanna Byström
Danser Josefin Frankert
Danser Daniel Hausenkamph
Danser Robin Ivarsson
Danser Natasja Jean-Charles
Danser Joakim E. Karlsson
Danser Izabell Makiela
Danser Raydel Savon
Danser Inez Söderberg
Danser Julia Stenelius
Danser Lina Ekblad
Danser Maria Hammersson
Danser Aviad Herman
Danser Henrik Jansson
Danser Mira Jägemar
Danser Sofia Löfdah
Danser Raphaël Niba
Danser Caroline Sjöholm
Danser Sarah Stenberg
Danser Sara Suneson

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lecce European Cinema Festival Italy 2018-04-09
FICMMAD 2018-04-03
Hamarama Film Festival 2018-03-14
Miami International Film festival 2018-03-09
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2018-01-31
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26
Helsinki, Korjaamo Nordic Film Festival 2018-01-19
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2017-11-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2017-11-01
Warsaw International Film Festival 2017-10-13
London Film Festival 2017-10-04
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2017-08-19
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken Bo, Michael 2017-10-21
Anmeldelse Politiken Green Jensen, Bo 2017-10-20
Anmeldelse BT West Madsen, Fie 2017-10-19
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-10-19
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-10-19
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-10-19