It is autumn. In the small Danish port of Nakskov the chimneys of the sugar factory smoke tirelessly. Giant windmill wings lie abandoned on the outskirts of town. The last year of high school lies before Sara and her friends. They talk about the future, about the wish to leave to a bigger city. Karen, a young Faroese, just moved to the island to work as a teacher at the local high school. In class, discussions arise: What is femininity? What is masculinity? What is art? Who sees us and in what way? Who and what makes us who we are? Sara is fascinated by her new teacher, her friends find Karen strange – “perhaps a bit too feminist”. However, Sara attempts to get closer to her nonetheless …

Director's Biography
Anna Sofie Hartmann was born in 1984 in Nakskov, Denmark. She studied at the European Film College in Aarhus and subsequently worked at the Artist Studio Olafur Eliasson as a video artist and photographer in Berlin, Germany. In 2008, Hartmann enrolled at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). LIMBO, her feature debut, premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. // Films (selection): HAUS IM SEE (The House in the Lake, 2011, short), MARGUERITE, MON CORPS (2014, short), LIMBO (2014)
Competition Fiction 2015
Anna Sofie Hartmann
Germany 2014
80 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Anna Sofie Hartmann
Cinematography Matilda Mester
Editing Sofie Steenberger
Sound/Sounddesign Christian Obermaier
Music Mads Hartmann
With Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofia Nolsø, Laura Gustavsen, Sarai Randzorff, Sabine Madsen, Matthias Arid Olsen, Mike Hansen, Filip Rasmussen, Morten Klode, Agga Raahauge
Producer(s) Nina Helveg (Gourmet Film), Ben von Dobeneck (dffb)
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