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by Jonas Alexander Arnby


Marie is a beautiful and lonely 16-year-old who lives in an isolated village on a small island of the west coast of Denmark. Marie's mother is seriously ill, suffering from an unknown disease - on medication, mentally absent and tied to a wheelchair. Marie's father, Thor, runs the small grocery store and tries to make life as normal as possible for the small family. On the surface, everything seems fine - and yet, Marie can't help feeling that Thor is hiding something about her mother's illness.

international title: When Animals Dream
original title: Når dyrene drømmer
country: Denmark
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonas Alexander Arnby
release date: DK 31/07/2014
screenplay: Rasmus Birch
cast: Lars Mikkelsen, Jakob Oftebro, Sonja Richter, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Mads Riisom, Stig Hoffmeyer
cinematography by: Niels Thastum
film editing: Peter Brandt
art director: Sabine Hviid
costumes designer: Jane Whittaker
music: Mikkel Hess
producer: Ditte Milsted
production: Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
backing: Danish Film Institute
distributor: Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014Semaine de la Critique
Danish Bodil Awards 2015Best Cinematographer

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