Du som er i himlen

As In Heaven

At the end of the 19th century, Lise grows up as the eldest daughter of a Danish landowner with a large brood. Lise’s mother is about to give birth, in a household where the Bible dictates life and superstition is stronger than trust in science. Nevertheless, Lise’s existence also carefully exhibits the spirit of a new age: Lise’s mother has fought for her to be the first girl to go to school. However, when her mother’s pregnancy proves life-threatening, Lise realises how fragile her plans for the future really are. In this coming-of-age drama, inspired by Marie Bregendahl’s 1912 novel, the audience observes a dramatic, emotional event from Lise’s perspective. Tea Lindeburg approaches the script, sound, and camerawork of her feature film debut - shot on 16mm - with sensitivity. An uncomplicated teenage girl, with a case of the butterflies, swiftly turns into an adult who has to cope with the cards life deals her. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Du som er i himlen (As In Heaven, 2021) - Kødkataloget (2013, TV series) - Prut og Pølle - jagten på far (2009, TV series) - En gyselig hilsen (2008, short) - Et andet sted (2006, short)
Competition Fiction 2022
Tea Lindeburg
Denmark 2021
86 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tea Lindeburg
Cinematography Marcel Zyskind
Editing Åsa Mossberg
Sound/Sounddesign Peter Albrechtsen, Kim Dalum
Music Kristian Leth
With Flora Ofelia Hoffmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakly
Producer(s) Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2021