Persona Non Grata

Lisa Jespersen, Denmark, 2020

75 min.DK/FeatureDrama

The film is a comedy drama about a young woman, Laura, who has distanced herself from her family in the country to settle in Copenhagen as an author and live the artistic bohemian life she has always dreamed of. When she, with much reluctance, goes back home for her brother’s wedding, she realises that he is about to marry her childhood enemy, Catrine. At the same time, Laura finds out that Catrine has in fact taken over her place in the family – and what if Laura wants it back … A film about how we, no matter how hard we try, cannot escape from our past, nor from our roots.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hvor kragerne vender
Danish title Hvor kragerne vender
Other titles Persona Non Grata
Director Lisa Jespersen
Screenplay Lisa Jespersen, Sara Isabella Jønsson
Producer Daniel Mühlendorph
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Appearances Rosalinde Mynster, Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Anne Sofie Wanstrup
Production country Denmark
Production companies Hyæne Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sales Hyæne Film ApS / Ebertsgade 2, 1. sal / 2300 København S / c +45 2422 7472 / kontakt@hyaenefilm.dk / hyaenefilm.dk
Danish theatrical release 01.07.2021
Comment Feature debut by Lisa Jespersen, who graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2017.


Production companies Hyæne Film
With support from New Danish Screen, Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Lisa Jespersen


Screenplay Lisa Jespersen
Screenplay Sara Isabella Jønsson


Producer Daniel Mühlendorph


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro


Laura Rosalinde Mynster
Jane Bodil Jørgensen
Iver Jens Jørn Spottag
Catrine Anne Sofie Wanstrup
Jannik Adam Ild Rohweder
Benjamin Thomas Hwan
David Jesper Groth

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