Message from Mum

Edda Ros, Denmark, 2012

29 min.DK/Documentary

The film documents habits in the relationship between the director and her manic depressive mum.
The mother lives in a protected surburban community where she gets help from the council to
maintain a functional life. On a personal level she struggles to carry out her role as a mother of two
grown up children, as a mum in law and as a grandmother. But in her own way she insists on
being part of the family!
She rings constantly and leaves long, elaborate messages on her daugther¿s answering machine,
creating a journal of an universe of thoughts. And when she gets hospitalised a well known family
routine sets in.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Telefonbesked fra mor
Danish title Telefonbesked fra mor
Other titles Message from Mum
Keywords Rós, Edda, mentally ill, The, Bipolar disorder, Next of kin, Mother-daughter relationship
Director Edda Ros
Producer Jacob Oliver Krarup
Director of Photography Edda Ros
Editor Anders Obbekjær
Sound Hamid Hagh
Composer Rasmus Møldrup
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Fourhands Film
International sales Fourhands Film ApS / Kong Georgs Vej 12, 2. / 2000 Frederiksberg / t +45 2629 8389 / info@fourhandsfilm.dk / www.fourhandsfilm.dk
Technical info 16:9 anamorphic video, Stereo


Production companies Fourhands Film
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI, Det Obelske Familiefond, Susi & Peter Robinsohns fond


Direction Edda Ros


Producer Jacob Oliver Krarup


Cinematographer Edda Ros


Editor Anders Obbekjær


Music Rasmus Møldrup


Sound engineer Hamid Hagh

Visual effects

Colourist Kæld Linn-Petersen
Graphic design Johan Gran Kristiansen
Graphic design Niels Fyrst

Other credits

Consultant Max Kestner

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2012-11-03
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