NOW LOOK AT ME
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.