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Katja's adventure

Lars Hesselholdt, Denmark, 1999

80 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

With busy parents, nine-year-old Katja is left to her own devices. She devotes most of her time to birds. One day during a thunderstorm she rescues a rare falcon chick and seeks shelter in the back of a lorry. She drops off to sleep and wakes up to find herself in a faraway foreign sea-side town, where her adventures begin for real. While she is exploring the town, the falcon chick flies off on his own, and Katja now has her work cut out; one of the foreigners she encounters is also a passionate bird lover, but he is a taxidermist! Katja must save Kiik come what may. Fortunately she makes friends with four brothers who are full of pranks and mischief. In no time at all they set about helping Katja, the Danish bird girl.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Falkehjerte
Danish title Falkehjerte
Other titles Katja's adventure
Director Lars Hesselholdt
Screenplay Pascal Lonhay, Lars Hesselholdt
Director of Photography Marco Pontecorvo
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Morten Solum, Gunnar Meidell
Composer Martin Clante, Gabrielle Ducros, Martin Clante
Production designer Søren Krag Sørensen
Casting Jette Termann
Appearances Fanny Bernth, Aksel Leth, Sebastian Jessen, Kristian Emdal
Production country Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy
Domestic distribution Angel Films
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 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 08.10.1999
Cinemas Palads, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup)
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, European Script Fund
In collaboration with Angel Arena, Crone Film, Neue Impuls Film, Pandora Film, Motlys, Mikado Film, Produzioni Corsarc srl, A/V Fonden, ZDF, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
Domestic distribution Angel Films

Direction

Direction Lars Hesselholdt
Assistant director Erich Hörtnagl
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Casting Jette Termann
Dialogue coach Sibilla Hesselholdt

Script

Script Pascal Lonhay
Script Lars Hesselholdt

Production

Production manager Karen Baumbach
Production Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen
Production assistant Andreas Binggeli
Production assistant Barbara Crone
Runner Lars Banzon Bastholm

Cinematography

Cinematography Marco Pontecorvo
Camera assistant Aldo Chessari
Clapper/loader Thomas Trane Petersen
Video assistant Malte Udsen
Key grip Stefan Rüsenberg
Best boy grip Teddy Strandqvist
Steadicam operator Knut Kirkaas Pedersen

Stills

Still photographer Mikkel Grabowski

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niels Dose
Electrical dept. Otto Stenov
Assistant lighting technician Rasmus Heise

Editing

Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard
Assistant editor Dan Konzior

Music

Music Martin Clante
Composer Gabrielle Ducros
Music Martin Clante

Production design

Set dresser Martin Sputnik
Production design Søren Krag Sørensen
Assistant set dresser Sebastien Bacquaert

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Louize Nissen

Makeup

Makeup Trine Petersen

Sound

Sound Morten Solum
Sound Gunnar Meidell

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen

Stunt

Stunt Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Other credits

Falconer Frank Skårup Hansen

Appearance

Katja Fanny Bernth
Kasper Aksel Leth
Nabobarn Sebastian Jessen
Nabobarn Kristian Emdal
Nabobarn Sasia Mølgaard
Katjas mor Christina Meyer
Katjas far Henrik Rasmussen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Children's Jury's 2nd Prize, Feature Film 2000 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2000
Adult Jury's 1st Prize, Feature Film 2000 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2000
Silver Gryphon Prize, Best Film 1999 Giffoni Film Festival 1999

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2002-09-26
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2002-01-01
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2000-08-27
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2000-05-28
TIFF Kids 2000-04-08
Berlinale 2000-02-09
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
Amsterdam Cinekid 1999-10-23
Giffoni Film Festival 1999-07-18
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.

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