Archive of films Side By Side / Side om side
2008, 30 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
A debut filmmaker decides to get at the truth of the causes of an age-old grudge between his father and elderly Mr. Frost, two men who have long had adjoining backyards. This staged documentary features compelling visual compositions and the disarmingly dry humor of the distinctive inhabitants of western Jutland.
Equipped with a camera, a debut filmmaker decides to analyze the causes of an age-old grudge between his father and elderly Mr. Frost. In the 15 years since it started, the misunderstanding between the two men, who have adjoining backyards, has grown into a hatred spurred on by the complete absence of any form of communication. Presented as a staged documentary, this "neighbor” drama is interesting above all for its compelling visual compositions and the disarmingly dry humor which enriches its cleverly conducted interviews.
About the director
Christian Sønderby Jepsen graduated in direction from the Danish Film School with the half-hour staged documentary There Is a War Outside My Window (2007), which competed in Nordic Panorama’s main competition. Last year he shot commercials for Diesel and Royal. In 2005–08 he shot several short documentaries and reports for the internet music magazine SoundVenues.
About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Director:||Christian Sønderby Jepsen|
|Dir. of Photography:||Niels Thastum|
|Editor:||Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen|
|Production:||Cosmo Film Doc ApS|
|Contact:||Danish Film Institute|
Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Film Director, Film Director
Lizette Gram Mygind
Film Institution Rep.