A revolution is happening in Scandinavia. This film is about young women who have had enough of self-hatred and shame and proudly call themselves fat. They demand respect and recognition in a diet-fixated society while struggling with their lack of self-worth. For too long they have put their lives on hold and waited to buy clothes, go out dancing and find love – until the day they would be skinny. The day never came, but they found each other and the body-positive movement. Now they set their wobbly thighs free and use their bodies as activist tools. With the provocative tone of feminism and an artistic approach to beauty of the body, the film wants to change the way we view bodies.
About the director:
Louise Detlefsen. Born 1971. Graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1996. Development and scriptwriting on a number of fiction projects.
Among other Detlefsen has directed the documentaries ‘A Damn Year’ (2012) and ‘The Queen of Hearts’ (2018) as well as documentary series ‘7.9.13’ (2014) in collaboration with co-director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen. ‘Fat Front’ (2019) by Detlefsen and Kjeldsen was selected for IDFA.
Louise Unmack Kjeldsen Born 1964. Graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1997.
She has directed a number of documentaries for Danish television often together with Louise Detlefsen. Their collaborations include documentaries ‘A Damn Year’ (2012) as well as documentary series ‘7.9.13’ (2014) and ‘The Survivers’ (2018). ‘Fat front’ (2019) was selected for IDFA.