At Elske Pia

Loving Pia

A work of fiction, the film is developed from the life of – and starring – a real woman, Pia, who is intellectually disabled. Pia is sixty years old and she lives in rural Denmark in the care of her mother Guittou, eighty-four. In the story, Guittou is getting old, and Pia worries about what will happen when her mother dies. She is afraid of being left alone. Although Pia has never had a boyfriend, she thinks that she needs to find a man to love in order to survive. Then Pia meets a man called Jens at the harbor. Pia embarks on a quiet and simple relationship with him, not realizing that in the meantime it is her mother who is left alone.

Director's Biography
DANIEL BORGMAN, born in New Zealand in 1981, studied Film at Otago University in New Zealand before he started studying at the Danish film school Super16. His short film Berik won the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010. Loving Pia is his second feature-length film. // Films (selection): Manden og Mågen (The Man and the Albatross, 2008, short), Lars and Peter (2009, short), Berik (2011, short), Brainy (2012, short), The Weight of Elephants (2013), At Elske Pia (Loving Pia, 2017, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2017
Daniel Borgman
Denmark 2017
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Daniel Borgman
Cinematography Daniel Borgman, Catherine Pattinama Coleman
Editing Sofie Marie Kristensen, Daniel Borgman
Sound/Sounddesign Anne Gry Friis Kristensen, Philip Nicolai Flindt, Sigrid DPA Jensen, Mark Vesterskov, Dan Isager, Katja Adomeit, Daniel Borgman, Lars Iversen
With Pia Skovgaard, Céline Skovgaard, Jens Jensen, Putte Jensen
Producer(s) Katja Adomeit (Adomeit Film, DK)
Adomeit Film Husumgade 43/4 2200 Copenhagen N Denmark
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere