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Jenny

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1977

38 min.DK/Documentary

Jon Bang Carlsen likes to introduce fictional elements into his documentaries and this film is no exception. He writes: »The film is about a 76-year-old woman named Jenny Jespersen. I met her a few years ago quite by chance during one of my many visits to the Bovbjerg district on the west coast of Jutland. The better I got to know her, the more fascinated I became, because I found in her some human qualities which I believed had long since disappeared - even though I only knew them from descriptions in 19th century literature concerned with this region. Her Christian faith is of the strong, old-fashioned Presbyterian kind, but she manages to uphold it in blissful harmony with a perfectly sober attitude to modern living patterns. This district, like so many others in western Jutland, suffers from depopulation because young people are drawn to the industrial environment of the towns, leaving behind them a group of old people, most of whom were born in the district and grew up together.«
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Jenny
Danish title Jenny
Keywords Jespersen, Jenny, Everyday life, Bovbjerg, 1970-1979
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen
Director of Photography Alexander Gruszynski
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Sven Nørgård
Composer Hugo Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Statens Filmcentral, Know How Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 421 meter, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 15.12.1977
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov
TV release 28.05.1978, DR
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Statens Filmcentral, Know How Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Jon Bang Carlsen

Script

Script Jon Bang Carlsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski

Editing

Editing Grete Møldrup

Music

Music Hugo Rasmussen

Sound

Sound Sven Nørgård

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