Archive of films Jerusalem My Love / Jerusalem, min elskede
2003, 73 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
The director’s supremely personal journey along the trail of his extinguished belief in God turns into a fascinating portrait of Jerusalem. The film comprises the narratives of three “holy men,” adherents of Jerusalem’s three monotheistic faiths.
This supremely personal journey, in which the director follows the trail of his extinguished faith, gradually turns into an engaging portrait of Jerusalem, a city he communicates with as if with a living organism. Director Jeppe focuses on three different “prophets” for his story of a town both hated and beloved, and follows their sojourn through an atmosphere thick with violence. The young man shares his deepest doubts and his desire to once again return to his lost faith with each of the three seemingly different “holy men” who represent the three monotheistic faiths founded in Jerusalem. The modern Jewish hermit Israel is involved in charity while Muhammad, a Muslim, looks after recovering addicts. The trio is rounded out by a street preacher named Ted, a native of the United States. A hypnotic séance frames these three fundamental meetings in Jeppe’s life and is the means by which the director returns to Jerusalem, a fascinating city, but one which deprived him of his faith.
About the director
Jeppe Rønde (b. 1973) is a director, cameraman, and composer who graduated in film science and art history from university in Copenhagen. Jerusalem My Love is his first feature-length documentary.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Jeppe Ronde, Sebastian Wintero|
|Music:||David Sebastian Buus, Jeppe Ronde|
|Producer:||Rasmus Thorsen, Anne Diemer|
|Contact:||Danish Film Institute, Cosmo Film, DR Sales|
Anne Marie Kürstein
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