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.
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.
Denmark 2019 105mn 1:2.35 5.1 Danish
Written and Directed by
Marco Lorenzen (88 Miles)
Jette Søndergaard Kris
Peter Hansen Tygesen Uncle
Ole Caspersen Johannes
Tue Frisk Petersen Mike
Editor Frelle Petersen
DOP Frelle Petersen
Composer Flemming Berg
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
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
Tokyo IFF 2019 – Grand Prix/Governor of Tokyo Award
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Current Waves section
CPH PIX Denmark – Politiken’s Talent Award
Goteborg FF 2020 – Nordic Films
Robert Award 2020 – Nominated for Best Danish Feature, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Leading Actress
Bodil Award 2020 – Best Screenplay
Bangalore Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema
Kosmorama Trondheim IFF 2020 – Audience Award
Taipei Film Festival
Taormina FilmFest – Cariddi d’oro Best Film Award, Audience Award
Film by the Sea
East/West Orenburg IFF
Molodist Kiev International Film Festival
Der Neue HeimatFilm
Helsinki IFF- Finnish Premiere, Love and Anarchy Tour
Vancouver Film Festival
Adelaide Film Festival
Cinecitta Film Festival
Leiden Film Festival- Nordic Watching Program
Scanorama Film Festival – News from the North
AFI European Union Showcase
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”.
“Nuggets of subtle Danish humour add to Uncle‘s graceful beauty – a film about the love of sky and landscape, farming and animals, and people one for the other.”