Deja vu

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 2016

86 min.DK/Documentary

The documentary began years ago in director Jon Bang Carlsen's childhood home in rural Denmark when he committed a dreadful act that still reverberates within him. His father had hung a painting of Jesus above his bed. Every evening before closing his eyes, he would beg the man on the cross to look after his family. When his family collapsed and his father left their home, in spite of all his prayers, young Jon blinded his father's gift, burning Jesus' eyes with a glowing poker. Since then the director has travelled the world with his camera to find ways of making up for the damage. His film tells of this journey, mirroring his own life's story in images and clips from his more than forty films made in a variety of genres.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Déjà Vu
Keywords Bang Carlsen, Jon
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Jon Bang Carlsen, Marianne Christensen
Appearances Jon Bang Carlsen, Stine Bierlich, Reine Brynolfsson, Flemming (Bamse) Jørgensen
Production country Denmark
Production companies C&C Productions
International sale C&C Productions ApS / Blomstervænget 52 / 2800 Kgs. Lyngby / t +45 2015 0567 / jonbangcarlsen@gmail.com / jonbangcarlsen.com
Danish theatrical release 22.09.2016
Cinemas Cinemateket Månedens Dokumentar i september 2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies C&C Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jon Bang Carlsen


Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen


Producer Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Marianne Christensen
Post-production Anders V. Christensen


Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard


Sound engineer Henrik Langkilde


Appearance Jon Bang Carlsen
Appearance Stine Bierlich
Appearance Reine Brynolfsson
Appearance Flemming (Bamse) Jørgensen
Appearance Else Petersen
Appearance Ingolf Gabold
Appearance Bodil Kjer
Appearance Ulla Henningsen
Appearance Rasmus Seebach

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
ZagrebDox 2017-02-26
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2016-09-22
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 2016-05-26
Amsterdam, IDFA 2015-11-18
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06
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.

Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Monggaard, Christian 2016-09-23
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2016-09-22
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2016-09-22
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2016-09-22
Varia Politiken Hans Henrik Rasmussen 2015-11-05