Category
Film

The Will

DIRECTOR: CHRISTIAN SØNDERBY JEPSEN
GENRE: DOCUMENTARY
LENGTH: 87 min
TARGET GROUP: 15+ years
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2011
TECHNIQUE: LIVE ACTION

Henrik’s ass in in a tight corner. His girlfriend has split, drugs and alcohol abuse have gotten the upper hand, and he’s deeply in debt. When everything is most dire and his woes seem wholly insurmountable, a door to new life opened as Henrik’s wealthy grandfather dies, leaving behind him a huge fortune. But at the promise of money, family war breaks out, and years of failure and betrayal are revealed.

“The scene in which he shaves off his long hair, hanging it on a cross nailed with a mass of family portraits, proceeding to burn it in the night, must be one of the fiercest ever seen in Danish documentary film. Perhaps even in Danish film in general” Eric Jensen, Politiken, Denmark

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation / Doc Alliance Award

ZagrebDox / Best Film by a Young Director

CPH: DOX / Danish DOX Award

Amsterdam IDFA

Lübeck Nordische Filmtage

Marseille Festival International du Documentaire