Uncle

by Frelle Petersen

Synopsis

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Kris and her partially disabled uncle run a derelict farm together: their quirky yet loving relationship, built upon daily routine, is challenged when love crosses Kris’ path and introduces life-changing questions.

 

Synopsis

Kris lives with her partly disabled uncle and together they run a derelict farm.

In their quirky yet loving relationship, build upon daily routines, words aren’t necessary. Kris is the dominant workhorse and she has taken on a motherly and overprotecting role towards her uncle.

During a complicated birth, Kris saves a calf and her interest for the veterinary field is reawakened. She develops a friendship with the chatty veterinarian Johannes and slowly experiences a life outside the farm. As love crosses her path, a possible life changing question emerges.

Specifications

Denmark – 2019 – 2K – 1:2.35 – Danish – 105 min – 25 fps

Written and Directed by

Frelle Petersen

Produced by

Marco Lorenzen (88 Miles)

Cast

Jette Søndergaard   Kris

Peter Hansen Tygesen   Uncle

Ole Caspersen   Johannes

Tue Frisk Petersen   Mike

Crew

Editor  Frelle Petersen

DOP     Frelle Petersen

Composer Flemming Berg

Sound   Frank Mølgaard Knudsen

Bio-filmo

Born in 1980 in Denmark, Frelle Petersen is a self-taught writer/director as well as DoP and editor.

2010 – Going Nowhere (short)

2011 – As You Were (short)

2012 – Mommy (short)

2016 – Where have all the good men gone – 1st feature film

 

FESTIVALS

Tokyo IFF 2019  – Grand Prix/Governor of Tokyo Award

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Current Waves section

CPH PIX  Denmark –  Politiken’s Talent Award

With the support

Press Quotes

TOKYO RED CARPET INTERVIEW (WATCH ON YOUTUBE)

ScreenDaily  “A sensitive, contemplative portrait of life in rural Denmark”;

“A film of revelatory detail” ;

“powerful, understated performance by veterinarian-turned-actor Jette Søndergaard” ;

“Never better than when she’s monopolising the screen, Søndergaard rides Kris’ internalised emotional rollercoaster from confident and stubborn to yearning and uncertain as if it’s her own. “

Cineuropa “Dreams, hopes, struggles – all are ongoing and are part of parcel of Uncle”.

“Moments of bliss, however, abound in this beautifully lensed (by Petersen himself) and quite exquisite slice of humanity”.

WINNER - TOKYO GRAND PRIX
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
CPH PIX Politiken Talent Award