Synopsis

Dania, 21, grew up in a Christian congregation on the Faroe Islands. she recently moved to tórshavn, where she became romantically involved with hip-hop artist and poet Trygvi, aka silver boy. he is from a secular family and writes dark hip-hop lyrics. fascinated by Trygve’s courage to write brutally honest lyrics about being human, Dania starts writing more personal texts that amount to a collection of poems, ‘skál’, critical of the double life she and other young people are forced to live in order to fit within the strict Christian framework. where to draw the line, when you are young and Christian? is it a sin to drink? is it a sin to have a boyfriend who isn’t Christian? how long is it possible to uphold a double life?

Director’s bio

Cecilie Debell Graduated with a degree in journalism from Roskilde University in 2015. Debell has worked in TV as a director and postproducer on documentary series for the Danish national broadcasters DR and TV2. Her long form documentary debut ‘Min mor er pink’ (2017) was selected for more than 10 international film festivals, including CPH:DOX and Sheffield DocFest. ‘Skál’ (2021, co-directed by Maria Tórgarð) was selected for the main competition at CPH:DOX.

Original title

Skál

Directors

Cecilie Debell, Maria Tórgarð

Countries

Faeroe Islands, Denmark

Production company

Made in Copenhagen ApS

Producer

Heidi Kim Andersen

Director of Photography

Cecilie Debell, Troels Rasmus Jensen, Rógvi Rasmussen, Maria Tórgarð, Jens Jákup Hansen