Archive Cinema City 2015.


Genre: Fiction
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Duration: 80'

Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann
Scenario: Anna Sofie Hartmann

Cast: Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofía Nolsøe

Programme selection: Fresh Danube Films


In the small Danish town of Nakskov, life goes on; at the pizza parlor, in the big sugar factory and in the upper secondary school where the students are rehearsing Antigone with their new teacher from the Faroe Islands. Sara falls in love with the young teacher Karen, confesses this and is rejected. The consequences are dramatic. Promising young director Anna Sofie Hartmann has the cool and observing gaze of an anthropologist; the conversations in a bar between Sara and her classmates get as much attention as the chatter of the immigrant kitchen staff. Limbo sneaks up on you, making an impression that keeps growing, long after the film has ended.

Festivals and awards:

International Festival de Cine San Sebastían 2014 - New Directors, International Hofer Filmtage 2014, Braunschweig International Film Festival 2014, Angers Premiers Plans 2015 - Figures LibresInternational, Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 - Bright Future, Göteborg International Film Festival 2015 - Nominated for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award. Festival International de Films de Femmes Créteil 2015, South By Southwest - SXGlobal 2015, International Film Festival of Uruguay 2015, Copenhagen PIX - New Talent, Grand Prix 2015 - Special Jury Mention, Wisconsin Film Festival 2015, Achtung Berlin 2015 - Winner Critics Award, Special Mention Directing, Crossing Europe 2015, Maryland Film Festival 2015 (May 2015)

Original language: Danish
Subtitle: English, Serbian

LIMBO - excerpt of class room scene from Anna Sofie Hartmann on Vimeo.


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