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Two fifteen-year old cousins, Iben and Sanne, are invited to spend their summer holiday with their aunt, the owner of a dilapidated spa in Eastern Europe. The aunt is an eccentric woman, whose life is sustained by memories of a time long past; whereas, Iben and Sanne are eager and hungry for life. Soon after their arrival, they discover Felix, a young man who has pitched his tent in the aunt's large, overgrown park. All three women are drawn to Felix. Yet, while the aunt continues in her reveries and Sanne begins to play with the idea of a romance, Iben casts herself into a secretive, new world of longing and intimacy, love and separation.


Release: 2001 (Denmark)

Duration: 26 minutes

Genre: Fiction Short

Spoken language: Danish


Director: Birgitte Stærmose

Screenplay: Birgitte Stærmose, Mai Brostrøm and Andrew Smith

Cinematography: Eric Kress

Editor: Anne Østerud

Sound Design: Christian H. Lund and Jim Skau Andersen

Composer: Susi Hyldgaard

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, Dansk Novellefilm and DR.


The fIlm won in the category Best Short Film/Video at the 2001 Hamptons International Film Festival.

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