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THE WEIGHT OF ELEPHANTS

by Daniel Joseph Borgman

synopsis

Adrian’s isolation manifests itself in his fantasies: He is king of an underwater world, where reflections of crystal glasses on the walls mimic those in the water, where simple fabrics are transformed into precious ones as if by magic. His playful, dreamy imagination distracts him from everyday life, for the reality he lives in could not be more different. Neither his chronically depressed uncle nor his overworked grandmother understand the ten-year-old’s games. His mother abandoned him when he was very young and he is bullied at school. Just as news arrives that three children are missing, a new family moves in next door. Adrian develops a close relationship to their tomboyish, ten-year-old daughter Nicole and believes he is getting close to solving the mystery of the missing children.

international title: The Weight of Elephants
original title: The Weight of Elephants
country: New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: New Zealand Film Commission
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniel Joseph Borgman
film run: 87'
release date: DK 06/06/2013, NL 08/05/2014
screenplay: Daniel Joseph Borgman
cast: Demos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin
cinematography by: Sophia Olsson
film editing: Molly Malene Stensgaard
art director: Kirsty Cameron
music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
producer: Katja Adomeit, Leanne Saunders, Jonas Bagger, Madeleine Ekman, Jessica Ask
production: Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst, Severe Features/New Zealand
distributor: Amstelfilm
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