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Awakening

Christian Tafdrup, Denmark, 2008

45 min.DK/Short fiction

16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likeable parents, who kindly welcome their first son-in-law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa's dad might have more in common than they first thought.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title En forelskelse
Danish title En forelskelse
Other titles Awakening
Keywords Drama, Love, Young people, Falling in love, Homosexuality
Director Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Christian Tafdrup
Producer Leila Vestgaard, Peter Reichhardt
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor Anne Østerud
Sound Rune Palving
Composer Henrik Lindstrand
Production designer Gitte Malling
Appearances Lars Brygmann, Ellen Hillingsø, Julie Grundtvig Wester, Allan Hyde
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color, Sound
Danish festival release 20.08.2008, Magasinet (Odense), Odense Filmfestival 2008
Danish theatrical release 23.04.2009
Cinemas Empire CPH PIX Film Festival
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Christian Tafdrup
Continuity Anna-Liisa Putkinen

Script

Screenplay Christian Tafdrup
Story Jonatan Spang
Script consultant Åke Sandgren

Production

Line producer Claus Willadsen
Executive producer Kim Magnusson
Producer Leila Vestgaard
Producer Peter Reichhardt
Production manager: pre-production Marianne Christensen
Unit manager Bjørn Kopp
Production coordinator Lina Bach
Location manager Martin Kildegaard Hem
Production coordinator: post-production Glennie Pettersson
Technical advisor: post-production Tove Jystrup
Producer's assistant Jakob Balslev
Producer's assistant Marie Peuliche
Producer's assistant Julie Waltersdorph Hansen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Erik Molberg Hansen
2nd cinematographer Kim Høgh Mikkelsen
First assistant camera Linda Laage S. Olsen
Key grip Philip Christensen
Graphic design Morten Skytte

Stills

Still photographer Jens Juncker-Jensen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Aslak Lytthans
Assistant lighting technician Michel Copeland Toft
Assistant lighting technician Jens Fraek Poulsen
Assistant lighting technician Tue Bengtsson

Editing

Editor Anne Østerud
B-editor Tanya Fallenius
Assistant editor Simon Harder
Assistant editor Christian Bentsen
Editing supervisor Liv Lynge

Music

Composer Henrik Lindstrand

Production design

Production designer Gitte Malling
Property master Sarah Maria Fritsche
Assistant set dresser Eline Østergaard

Wardrobe

Costume designer Anja Holm
Costume designer Stine Terp

Makeup

Makeup artist Anja Holm

Sound

Sound engineer Rune Palving
Sound engineer: post-production Hans Christian Kock
B-sound designer Kasper Munck-Hansen
Foley artist Torben Greve

Visual effects

Graphic design Morten Skytte
Colorist Thomas Therchilsen
Compositing Christian Schwanenflügel

Other credits

Balloonist Thomas Ditzel

Appearance

Stig Lars Brygmann
Birgitte Ellen Hillingsø
Melissa Julie Grundtvig Wester
Carsten Allan Hyde

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
1st prize children's jury 2008 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Warsaw International Film Festival 2009-10-10
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-04-01
Malmö, BUFF 2009-03-10
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2009-02-12
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2008-12-12
Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2008-11-21
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19
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

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Politiken Michael Bo 2008-10-19
Anmeldelse Politiken Michael Bo 2008-10-19