Sophie's Heart

Valerie Edwina Saunders, Denmark, 2001

13 min.DK/Short fiction

Sofie's Heart is a story about 6-year-old Sofie. Sofie is visiting her grandmother for the first time since her twin brother Magnus died. They were playing hide and seek when Magnus fell from the tree, and it's troubled times for Sofie, now that she's alone and misses him. But grandmom is also tormented by sorrow and despair. She must use her knowledge and experience to help Sofie open her eyes and heart and relive the grief for later to restore her appetite for life. Sofie's heart is a film about the strong ties between child and grandparents and the importance of having someone to hold and talk to.
Basic information Credits
Original title Sofies hjerte
Danish title Sofies hjerte
Director Valerie Edwina Saunders
Screenplay Malene Knold
Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Christian Lørup
Composer Erik Satie, Arvo Pärt
Appearance Ghita Nørby, Julie Brodtkorb, Kristoffer Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
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Production company Rambling Rose Film, Filmværkstedet / DFI


Direction Valerie Edwina Saunders


Script Malene Knold
Storyboard Simon Bang


Production manager Malene Knold
Production assistant Pernille Maj Hansen


Cinematography Jan Weincke
Camera assistant Kasper Holm


Stills Vincent Gustav Saunders

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick
Assistant lighting technician Søren Diekelmann


Editing Anders Refn
Assistant editor Amir Ghavami


Music Erik Satie
Music Arvo Pärt

Production design

Set dresser Katrine Breidahl


Ghita Nørby's costumes Bitte Kai Rand


Sound Christian Lørup

Visual effects

Colourist Thomas Therchilsen


Bedstemor Ghita Nørby
Sofie Julie Brodtkorb
Magnus Kristoffer Rasmussen

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