One Day at a Time

Mikala Krogh, Denmark, 2012

73 min.DK/Documentary

The mother of a cancer sick child struggles to maintain a normal life for her family. Stine is 37 years old and the single mother of three girls. Her daughter Cecilie, age 11, has cancer and has had it since she was 3 years old. Cecilie has spent half her life at the hospital and Stine along with her. Stine is fighting an unfair battle in unbearable chaos. At the same time she insists on maintaining some sort of life for all three children. The film follows their family life, both at home and in the hospital over a period of two years.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title En mors kamp for et normalt liv
Danish title En mors kamp for et normalt liv
International titles A Normal Life
Keywords Cancer, Cancer patients, Children, Families, Rigshospitalet, Denmark, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Mikala Krogh
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Adam Philp, Mikala Krogh
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Dagur Kári
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Danish Documentary Production
International sales DR International Sales
TV release 14.02.2013, DR 1
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Danish Documentary Production


Direction Mikala Krogh


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Production manager Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Coordinator: post-production Nanna van Elk
Coordinator: post-production Charlotte Buch
Coordinator: post-production Mette Høst Hansen


Cinematographer Adam Philp
Cinematographer Mikala Krogh
Visual consultant Martin de Thurah


Editor Cathrine Ambus


Composer Dagur Kári


Sound engineer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Audience Award 2012 CPH:DOX 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2013-05-10
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2013-03-15
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2013-03-04
Amsterdam, IDFA 2012-11-14
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01
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