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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 Festivals & awards
Original title Sofies hjerte
Danish title Sofies hjerte
Other titles Sophie's Heart
Director Valerie Edwina Saunders
Screenplay Malene Knold
Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Christian Lørup
Composer Erik Satie, Arvo Pärt
Appearances Ghita Nørby, Julie Brodtkorb, Kristoffer Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Rambling Rose Film, Filmværkstedet / DFI

Companies

Production companies Rambling Rose Film, Filmværkstedet / DFI

Direction

Direction Valerie Edwina Saunders

Script

Script Malene Knold
Storyboard Simon Bang

Production

Production manager Malene Knold
Production assistant Pernille Maj Hansen

Cinematography

Cinematography Jan Weincke
Camera assistant Kasper Holm

Stills

Stills Vincent Gustav Saunders

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick
Assistant lighting technician Søren Diekelmann

Editing

Editing Anders Refn
Assistant editor Amir Ghavami

Music

Music Erik Satie
Music Arvo Pärt

Production design

Set dresser Katrine Breidahl

Wardrobe

Ghita Nørby's costumes Bitte Kai Rand

Sound

Sound Christian Lørup

Visual effects

Colourist Thomas Therchilsen

Appearance

Bedstemor Ghita Nørby
Sofie Julie Brodtkorb
Magnus Kristoffer Rasmussen

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