Christian Tafdrup, Denmark, 2016

86 min.DK/FeatureDrama

When their son Esben moves out, Kjeld and Vibeke decide to relocate to a smaller home. They discover that the apartment they lived in back when they were students is up for sale and agree to buy it and make a new start. Kjeld furnishes the apartment the way it was back then, and for a while the two relive their sweet days of youth. But events take a turn neither of them had expected as they wake up one morning and find that they are actually thirty years younger.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Forældre
Danish title Forældre
Director Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Christian Tafdrup
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Editor Anne Østerud, Tanya Fallenius
Sound Peter Schultz, Peter Schultz, Rasmus Damsgaard, Jonas Langkilde
Composer Sune Køter Kølster
Production designer Jette Lehmann
Casting Anja Philip
Appearance Søren Malling, Bodil Jørgensen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Miri Ann Beuschel
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sales LevelK
Danish theatrical release 03.11.2016
Comment Feature debut by director Christian Tafdrup. The film won the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Film at Neuchatel Fantastic Festival. Was also nominated for Best Internationale Narrative Feature at Tribeca.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Nordisk Film Production A/S
Executive Producer Nordisk Film Production
With support from New Danish Screen
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Christian Tafdrup
Casting Anja Philip
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
Continuity Karina Skovgaard
Continuity Matilda Appelin


Screenplay Christian Tafdrup


Producer Thomas Heinesen
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Lena Haugaard
Line producer Christel C. D. Karlsen
Production coordinator Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Production assistant Cecilie Timm
Post-producton coordinator Mette Høst Hansen
Location manager Christoffer Harding
Location manager Jacob-Ole Remming
Producer: development Leila Vestgaard
Runner Ronni Husmand
Runner Katrine Gro Nielsen
Runner Luna Pontoppidan
Runner Christine Zinglersen
Post Producer Mette Høst Hansen
Post-producton coordinator Maggie Winther Hansen
Producer's assistant Marta Mleczek


Director of photography Maria von Hausswolff
First assistant camera Kenneth Skovgaard Clausen
Camera assistant Neffi Kristensen
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
First assistant camera Søren Pedersen
First assistant camera Rasmus Gaardhøje
Camera assistant Kristoffer Engholm Aabo
Low loader Mikael Kort Kristensen
Key grip Philip Christensen


Still photographer Søren Kirkegaard

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Østergaard
Best boy Janus Hajslund
Best boy Gabriel Stefan
Best boy Kenneth Andersen
Best boy Jens Lund
Best boy David Medina
Best boy Casper Bülow Christensen
Best boy Emil Kaae


Editor Anne Østerud
Editor Tanya Fallenius
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Avid technician Steffen Addington


Composer Sune Køter Kølster
Music supervisor Nis Bøgvad

Production design

Production designer Jette Lehmann
Property master Tine Hieronymus Nielsen
Set decorator Didde Højlund Olsen
Set dresser Rikke Tvilum
Set Anders Engelbrecht
Set Thomas Frisch
Set Mikkel Fredholm
Set Simon Voss
Painter Christine Bechameil


Key costumer Helle Nielsen
Costume on set Charlotte Laustsen


Chief makeup artist Charlotte Laustsen


Sound designer Peter Schultz
Sound engineer Peter Schultz
B-sound designer Flemming Christensen
Foley artist Torben Greve
Sound engineer Rasmus Damsgaard
Sound engineer Jonas Langkilde

Special effects

SFX supervisor Christian Schandorph
SFX technician Brian Svensson
SFX technician Johannes Sverrisson
SFX technician Søren Hvam

Visual effects

Online Daði Jónsson
Grading Anders Bloch-Rose
VFX supervisor Dan Dirckinck-Holmfeld
Compositing Michael Holm
Graphic design Lasse Strøm
DCP mastering Thomas Caspersen


Stunts Stig Günther


Kjeld, 52 år Søren Malling
Vibeke, 52 år Bodil Jørgensen
Kjeld, 22 år Elliott Crosset Hove
Vibeke, 22 år Miri Ann Beuschel
Esben Anton Honik
Ejendomsmægler Christian Tafdrup
Sandra Emilia Leonora Imperatore Bjørnvad

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2017-01-24
Varia Information Monggaard, Christian 2016-12-30
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah Iben 2016-12-22
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2016-11-04
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2016-11-04
Anmeldelse BT Lorentzen, Birgitte 2016-11-03
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2016-11-03
Interview Berlingske Tidende Funch, Anne 2016-11-03
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2016-11-03
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2016-11-03
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Wille, Marie Louise 2016-10-27