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This dazzling visual yearbook transports the viewer to a pastoral Danish boarding school where 120 teenagers quickly go from total strangers to chosen family. Over the course of six dramatic episodes, the students find friendship, romantic love, heartbreak and most importantly, kindness for themselves in their mistakes and first-time experiences. Living on their own, without parents or the comforts of home, they learn intensively and develop self-esteem, confidence and coping mechanisms as a group. Together, they foster the ability to be completely and unselfconsciously themselves in the company of others, which creates a climate of acceptance and self-love so strong that, when the COVID-19 pandemic sends everyone home early, the kids can rely on it remotely. Distance may separate them, but it does nothing to diminish their ability to access the support, creativity, music and calm of their distinctive school and community without actually being in the building—any time, anywhere, always. Angie Driscoll

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Thora Lorentzen
  • Producer(s)

    • Rikke Tambo
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Vibeke Vogel
  • Writer(s)

    • Thora Lorentzen
  • Editor(s)

    • Mark Bukdahl
  • Cinematography

    • Thora Lorentzen
    • Sybilla Marie
    • Jacob Sofussen
  • Composer

    • Katinka Bjerregaard
    • Sanna Baek Hoydal
  • Sound

    • Peter Schultz

Promotional Partners

Nordic Bridges
This screening was made possible as part of NORDIC BRIDGES 2022 in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

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