enda

Freeway

Jacob Thuesen, Denmark, 2005

80 min.DK/Documentary

Los Angeles is a Mecca for cars. The city is build around a 930 mile-long freeway system, that is used every year by more than seven million cars. The L.A. freeway system just keeps growing and growing, and director Jacob Thuesen attempts to capture the rhythm of the expanding freeway system. As in his prize-winning portrait of the New York subway system, »Under New York« (1996), Thuesen is using curiosity and wonder as a driving force, following the many people, who drive the freeway and those who in vain try to control it. The result is a film filled with small absurd situations, and whose fragments at the end form a larger pattern.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Freeway
Danish title Freeway
Keywords Traffic, Los Angeles, USA, Cars, Highways
Director Jacob Thuesen
Screenplay Nikolaj Scherfig
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Morten Søborg, Lars Skree
Editor Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Nikolaj Egelund
Production country Denmark
Production company Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales SF Film Production ApS / Wildersgade 8 / 1408 København K / t +45 3527 0080 / assistent@sf-filmproduction.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Jacob Thuesen

Script

Script Nikolaj Scherfig

Production

Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producer's assistant Ane Mandrup Pedersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Morten Søborg
Cinematography Lars Skree

Stills

Stills Chris Holmes
Director's portrait Chris Holmes

Editing

Editing Per K. Kirkegaard

Music

Music Nikolaj Egelund

Sound

Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Gold Dok Best Cinematography 2006 CPH:DOX 2006
Gold Dok Best Editor 2006 CPH:DOX 2006

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2006-11-03
CPH:DOX 2005-11-04
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.