by Frelle Petersen



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  2.35:1  5.1  Danish

Written and Directed by

Frelle Petersen

Produced 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

With the support

Press Quotes


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”.

Vancouver Presents

“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.”