2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Monday, March 16
9:45PM - 11:05PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


In the small Danish town of Nakskov, life goes on; at the pizza parlor, in the big sugar factory and in the upper secondary school where the students are rehearsing Antigone with their new teacher from the Faroe Islands. Sara falls in love with the young teacher Karen, confesses this and is rejected. The consequences are dramatic. Promising young director Anna Sofie Hartmann has the cool and observing gaze of an anthropologist; the conversations in a bar between Sara and her classmates get as much attention as the chatter of the immigrant kitchen staff. Limbo sneaks up on you, making an impression that keeps growing, long after the film has ended.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Germany
Language: Danish with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 80min

Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann

Producer: Ben von Dobeneck, Nina Helveg

Screenwriter: Anna Sofie Hartmann

Cinematographer: Matilda Mester

Editor: Sofie Steenberger

Production Designer: Ida Hammer Ingerslev

Sound Designer: Christian Obermaier

Music: Mads Hartmann

Principal Cast: Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofía Nolsøe


Anna Sofie HARTMANN (1984, Denmark) grew up in rural Nakskov. A year at the European Film College in Arhus was followed by a move to Berlin, where she worked in the studio of artist Olafur Eliasson. In 2008, she signed up at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Limbo (2014) is her feature debut.

Distributor: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin dffb GmbH

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