Synopsis

The stubborn pig farmer Ernst and his wife Louise host a party on their farm to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. however, the family is keeping a host of secrets, and Ernst is soon treading deep water. during the lively, colourful, intoxicating, and sorrowful evening, the truth slowly begins to emerge, putting the family to the ultimate test.

Director’s bio

Born 1947, Danmark. Composer, song-writer, film director. Attended film school in Prague. Programme director for a number of years at DR TV. While his works from the eighties and nineties brought him a large Danish audience, they also brought him international renown. Kragh-Jacobsen is one of the Dogme brothers, in the company of Trier, Vinterberg and Levring. Kragh-Jacobsen’s children’s classic ‘Rubber Tarzen’ (1981) was a winner at Moscow, Berlin and Gijon. ‘Emma’s Shadow’ (1988) and ‘The Boys from St. Petri’ (1991) were also successful on the festival circuit, while ‘The Island on Bird Street’ (1997) received numerous accolades at festivals, including Berlin. Two years later his dogme feature ‘Mifune’ (1999) received the Berlin Silver Bear. Since then Kragh-Jacobsen has directed features such as ‘Skagerrak’ (2003), ‘What No One Knows’ (2008) and ‘The Hour of the Lynx’ (2013). He has also directed TV series such as ‘The Eagle’ (2004), ‘The Protectors’ (2008), ‘Follow the Money’ (2016) and the internationally acclaimed political drama ‘Borgen’ (2010), where he served as concept director.

Original title

Lille sommerfugl

Director

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

Countries

Denmark, Iceland

Production company

Snowglobe ApS

Producers

Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen

Screenplay

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

Director of Photography

Aske Alexander Foss