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Belief, Hope and Sex

Emma Balcázar, Denmark, 2011

33 min.DK/Short fiction

Claudia (16) lives with her mexican mother Silvia (46), an orthodox Catholic who keeps Claudia on a short leash. The mother wishes fervently that Claudia stays a virgin until the day she gets married, but Claudia doesn't like the idea. She dreams about sleeping with their upstairs neighbour, the chef Jens (31), who - without knowing it - has seduced her with his cooking and other skills. In the hope of understanding, Claudia confides in her Virgin Mary figurine: She will not promise to stay virgin until she gets married, because what if she doesn't get married? Claudia asks the Virgin to help her seduce Jens, without her mother finding out and it better be now!
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Tro, Håb og Sex
Danish title Tro, Håb og Sex
Other titles Belief, Hope and Sex
Keywords Sexual debut, Mother-daughter relationship, Catholicism
Director Emma Balcázar
Screenplay Emma Balcázar
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography Aske Alexander Foss
Editor Morten Højbjerg
Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Composer Fredrik Moth
Production designer Channie Koksvik
Appearances Shelly Levy, Diana Axelsen, Lars Hjøllund, Kett Kadagys
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Technical info color
TV release 20.04.2011, DR K
Danish festival release 28.04.2011, Cinemateket, CPH-PIX 2011
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film Production

Direction

Direction Emma Balcázar

Script

Script Emma Balcázar

Production

Producer Thomas Heinesen

Cinematography

Cinematography Aske Alexander Foss

Stills

Stills Claudia Adeath

Editing

Editing Morten Højbjerg

Music

Music Fredrik Moth

Production design

Production designer Channie Koksvik

Sound

Sound Morten Groth Brandt

Appearance

Appearance Shelly Levy
Appearance Diana Axelsen
Appearance Lars Hjøllund
Appearance Kett Kadagys

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2012-03-13
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