CGiiilogo

Latest Shorts...

  • In Light of Love
  • Too Gay for God?
  • Two Little Boys
  • Kapaemahu
  • Pete Can't Play Basketball
  • In His Bold Gaze
  • Ancient Methods
  • Silent Ties
  • My Brother is a Mermaid
  • Vote Neil
  • Lily Chan & the Doom Girls
  • Gaybysitters Club (The)
  • Coming Out
  • Bassinet (The)
  • Bananas
  • How to Say I Love You at Night
  • Love You Tyler
  • Buck
  • 2 Black Boys
  • Boldly Go
  • Leatherboy
  • I'll End Up in Jail
  • I'm Not Gay
  • Hey Google
  • Male Gaze: Strikers & Defenders (The)
  • Nun Habits
  • Daddy
  • Undefeated
  • Missed
  • Lola
  • Spark (The)
  • Lit
  • Flex
  • Unfinished Business
  • Shuttlecock
  • Query
  • Boxes
  • Dominant Chord
  • Name of the Son (The)
  • Panthers

Awakening

Country: Denmark, Language: Danish, 39 mins

Original Title

En Forelskelse
  • Director: Christian Tafdrup
  • Writer: Jonatan Spang; Christian Tafdrup
  • Producer: Kim Magnusson; Peter Reichhardt

CGiii Comment

This is so utterly heart-breakingly painful - Tafdrup handles a very difficult subject matter with absolute skill - and, by use of music alone, manages to twist the whole thing.

Seldom will you see such gifted direction - controlled acting and a blinding emotional intensity.

Simply, astounding.


Watch...

No video selected.

The(ir) Blurb...

16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa's dad might have more in common than they first thought.

Cast & Characters

Allan Hyde as Carsten;
Julie Grundtvig Wester as Melissa;
Lars Brygmann as Stig;
Ellen Hillingsø as Birgitte