Atunnel will be built to connect Denmark and Germany, the present sets in motion towards the future, change hangs in the air. Dara, an ethnologist, arrives to document the houses tagged for demolition. The young Pole, Lucek, and his colleagues prepare the future construction site. Käthe works on the ferry, steadily moving people, their stories, and goods to and fro. Birte and Leif leave their house that has been passed down for generations. Agnes’ life resounds in her diaries, collectibles and the walls of her home, which will soon be demolished. A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. People meet and part ways again.
ANNA SOFIE HARTMANN was born in Denmark and studied at the European Film College in Aarhus before moving to Berlin and studying at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her feature debut LIMBO premiered in San Sebastián in 2014 and screened at numerous other festivals including Rotterdam, SXSW and Gothenburg. The film was nominated for the European Film Academy’s Discovery Award 2015. Her other films include: MORNING LADIES (short, 2005), STILLEBEN (short, 2007), STUDIES FOR YOUR MOBILE EXPECTATIONS (short, 2007), KLEINE GROSSE SCHWESTER (2009), HAUSE IM SEE (short, 2011), MARGUERITE, MON CORPS (short, 2013), and her latest feature GIRAFFE (2019).photo © Iris Janke/Komplizen Film