Vibeke Bryld, Denmark, 2021

72 min.DK/Documentary

A film about the invisible life in the North of Denmark. Here, nature is rougher and faith is stronger than in the rest of the country. The hybrid documentary moves through the living, breathing organism of the heath, the sea and the woods. Guided by a voice from the past and accompanied by the testimonies and rituals of the present, the film invites you to tune into a different frequency – one, where you can hear the call from the sea, the pain of the woods, and feel the restlessness of the moor. The story is tightly bound to the landscape, but is also a universal tale about the need to belong and overcome death, letting the invisible life of myth and nature unfold in all its magical potential.
Basic information Credits
Original title Thyland
Danish title Thyland
Keywords Thy, Nature, Myths, Superstition, 2020-2030
Director Vibeke Bryld
Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre
Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Signe Lykke
Production country Denmark
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS
Comment First feature-length documentary by Vibeke Bryld. She is behind the two short documentaries ''Bedtime Stories from the Axis of Evil'' (2011) and ''Pebbles at Your Door'' (2015), the latter selected for the short film competition at the Berlinale.
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Production company
Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from New Danish Screen


Direction Vibeke Bryld


Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Production manager Anna Risgaard Dahl
Post Producer Francesc Sitges-Sardà
Post Producer Maria Kristensen
Post Producer Esther Nissen


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
First assistant camera Martin la Cour
First assistant camera Frank B Nielsen
Steadicam Jonas Torp
Steadicam Torben Meldgaard Andersen
Steadicam Lars Erik Nørlund Mortensen


Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo


Composer Signe Lykke


Sound engineer Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Grading Anders V. Christensen


Narrator Christian Sommer

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