It's a blue world

Torben Skjødt Jensen, Denmark, 1990

64 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

The film »It's a Blue World« is the result of more than two years of work. It is not a portrait of the Danish painter Hans Henrik Lerfeldt, but a film about his artistic universe. Hans Henrik Lerfeldt who died in July 1989 when the production of IT'S A BLUE WORLD was almost completed, reached international fame by the late seventies. At this point of his life he had refined his style to an almost photographic accuracy combined with a choice of motifs that were often of a pornographic nature. This made his art - as well as his person - rather controversial. Director Torben Skjødt Jensen worked intimately with Hans Henrik Lerfeldt to make the film and in accordance with Lerfeldt's wishes. The controversial nature of his work has not been toned down or made respectable.
Their collaboration resulted in hours of recorded conversations and glimpses of Lerfeldt's daily life, some of which have been integrated into the film. Others have been the basis for fictional sequences. Together with adaptations of Lerfeldt's paintings they form a picture of Hans Henrik Lerfeldt's blue world.
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Original title It's a blue world
Danish title It's a blue world
Other titles Den blå verden, Hans Henrik Lerfeldt - It's a Blue World
Keywords Lerfeldt, Hans Henrik, Danish painting, Artists, Artists, Erotic painting, Denmark, 1970-1979, 1980-1989
Director Torben Skjødt Jensen
Screenplay Torben Skjødt Jensen
Director of Photography Anders Askegaard, Torben Skjødt Jensen, Henrik Ørslev
Editor Torben Skjødt Jensen
Sound Henrik Ørslev, Jens Tang
Composer Palle Mikkelborg, N.H.Ø.P., Yul Anderson, Michael Jørvang
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Danish theatrical release 05.10.1990
Cinemas Grand
TV release 18.11.1991, TV 2
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Filmselskabet Mand Over Bord
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Torben Skjødt Jensen


Script Torben Skjødt Jensen


Production Torben Skjødt Jensen


Cinematography Anders Askegaard
Cinematography Torben Skjødt Jensen
Cinematography Henrik Ørslev


Editing Torben Skjødt Jensen


Music Palle Mikkelborg
Music N.H.Ø.P.
Music Yul Anderson
Music Michael Jørvang


Sound Henrik Ørslev
Sound Jens Tang

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