Tickets
Tickets

Search

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only

Uncle

Onkel
Screenings

Uncle

Onkel Screenings
  • Frelle Petersen
  • Denmark
  • 2019
  • 105 minutes
  • In Danish with English subtitles

Honest, heartfelt, moving, and funny, Frelle Petersen’s exploration of one young woman on the cusp of a life change captured the Grand Prix at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival. With both parents long dead, Kris (veterinarian-turned-actor Jette Søndergaard, a marvellous presence) works the family farm while caring for her…

Honest, heartfelt, moving, and funny, Frelle Petersen’s exploration of one young woman on the cusp of a life change captured the Grand Prix at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival. With both parents long dead, Kris (veterinarian-turned-actor Jette Søndergaard, a marvellous presence) works the family farm while caring for her infirm—and never named—uncle (Peter Hansen Tygesen, the actual farmer of the actual farm location, and Søndergaard’s real-life uncle). She’s 27, single, and, despite her devotion to her crusty relative, longing for change. Enter Mike (Tue Frisk Petersen), a young neighbouring farmer who is more adept at articulating his dreams of the future. Accepting his offer of a lunch date—one of the film’s comic highlights takes place when Uncle tags along—she begins to see that life might indeed offer more possibilities…

Frelle wrote the role of Kris specifically for Søndergaard, and it’s obvious why: she is able to convey thought and emotion, determination and longing, without resorting to dialogue, which, in a film that relies on the visual more than it does the written word, works wonderfully well. This is humanist filmmaking at its finest.

‘Moments of bliss… abound in this beautifully lensed (by Petersen himself) and quite exquisite slice of humanity.’—Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa

 

Eerlijk, ontroerend en grappig: deze kroniek van Frelle Petersen over een jonge vrouw, aan de vooravond van een verandering in haar leven, won de Grand Prix op het Tokyo International Film Festival 2019. De ouders van Kris (de innemende voormalige dierenarts Jette Søndergaard) zijn al jaren dood. Kris werkt op de familieboerderij en verzorgt haar invalide oom (Peter Hansen Tygesen, de echte boer van de boerderij waar de film is opgenomen en in het echte leven de oom van Søndergaard). Ze is 27, single, en ondanks haar toewijding aan haar humeurige oom verlangt ze naar iets anders. Dan ontmoet ze de jonge, spontane buurman Mike (Tue Frisk Petersen). Ze gaat in op zijn uitnodiging om te gaan lunchen en begint te beseffen dat het leven misschien inderdaad meer te bieden heeft… Frelle schreef de rol van Kris speciaal voor Søndergaard, en we begrijpen wel waarom: ze kan als geen ander zonder woorden gedachten en emoties overbrengen.

‘Geluksmomenten te over in dit prachtig (door Petersen zelf) verfilmde en verrukkelijke inkijkje in de menselijke ziel.’ —Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa

 

Show more...

Cast: Jette Søndergaard, Peter Hansen Tygesen, Ole Caspersen, Tue Frisk Petersen

Screenings

Uncle

Cinecitta 5Friday 23 Oct19:00 - 20:45
ticket

Uncle

Cinecitta 6Friday 23 Oct19:00 - 20:45
ticket

Uncle

Cinecitta 1Saturday 24 Oct13:00 - 14:45
ticket

Uncle

Cinecitta 3Saturday 24 Oct21:15 - 23:00
ticket

Uncle

Cinecitta 4Saturday 24 Oct21:15 - 23:00
ticket
Book your lunch or dinner at the Ristobar for either before or after this movie.

About

English title
Uncle
Original title
Onkel
Country
Denmark
Year
2019
Length
105 minutes
Director
Frelle Petersen
Cast
Jette Søndergaard, Peter Hansen Tygesen, Ole Caspersen, Tue Frisk Petersen
Producer
Marco Lorenzen
Screenwriter
Frelle Petersen
Cinematog.
Frelle Petersen
Editor
Frelle Petersen
Composer
Flemming Berg
Prod. companies
Mamba Studio / Atical Sound / Klippegangen
Sales agent
Alpha Violet
Format
DCP