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It Takes A Family

Susanne Kovács, Denmark, 2019

59 min.DK/Documentary

It Takes A Family is a drama about secrets and repressed memories. Director, Susanne Kovacs, is the grandchild of Jewish Holocaust survivors and the daughter of a German mother and a Danish Jewish father. When Susanne is born, in the eyes of her grandparents she is a child of the enemy and a constant reminder of their tragic past. Years later, Susanne starts asking the difficult questions only to discover that the war never really ended in the tormented family; somehow, the horrors of the past have always been present as a deafening yet unspoken trauma.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title De skygger vi arver
Danish title De skygger vi arver
Other titles It Takes A Family
Keywords Family history, Families, Secrets, The past, Jews, Holocaust
Director Susanne Kovács
Screenplay Susanne Kovács
Producer Ulrik Gutkin
Director of Photography Susanne Kovács, Casper Høyberg
Editor Marion Tuor
Sound Claus Lynge
Composer Povl Kristian
Production country Denmark
Production companies CFC Kort & Dok
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
Online release 23.01.2020, Filmcentralen,
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies CFC Kort & Dok
Co-producer Film i Skåne, Way Creative
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, SVT, Birger Christensens Familiefond, Danske Filminstruktører
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Susanne Kovács

Script

Screenplay Susanne Kovács

Production

Producer Ulrik Gutkin
Co-producer Julia Gebauer
Co-producer Fredrik Myrtell
Co-producer Lisa Nyed
Producer's assistant Marianne Abildgaard

Cinematography

Cinematographer Susanne Kovács
Cinematographer Casper Høyberg

Editing

Editor Marion Tuor
Editing supervisor Nanna Frank Møller

Music

Composer Povl Kristian

Sound

Sound engineer Claus Lynge

Visual effects

Colourist Michael Cavanagh
VFX Jörgen Persson
VFX artist: pre-production Ville Westermark
Online Sebastian Cronholm

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