Archive of films Tal R: The Virgin / Tal R: The Virgin

2013, 30 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2014

This nontraditional portrait fudges the border between an authentic statement and an ingenious performance in order to offer a subtle and humorous take on world-renowned artist Tal R. In the hands of the talented Danish director, gestures, facial expressions, colors, and shapes transform into an enchanting film statement which exudes something quite magical.


Multifaceted Tal R is a distinctive figure on the Scandinavian art scene. In a series of tableaux he is introduced by members of his family, friends, and colleagues. This nontraditional portrait fudges the border between an authentic statement and an ingenious performance, enabling it to easily avoid fact-based interpretation. Instead, the Danish director concentrates on gestures, facial expressions, colors, and shapes in order to navigate the magical waters of dream, vision, and illusion. At their intersection we find the creator’s cinematic message, enchanting for its subtle humor and inimitable atmosphere.

About the director

Daniel Dencik (b. 1972, Stockholm) graduated in editing from the National Film School of Denmark in Copenhagen. Beyond filmwork, he has been involved in literature, writing both poetry and stories. He has chalked up success as an editor and screenwriter on several feature films, while as a director he has opted for the documentary. Moon Rider and Expedition to the End of the World (both 2012) screened at last year’s KVIFF.


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About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Daniel Dencik
Screenplay: Daniel Dencik
Dir. of Photography: Martin Munch
Music: Roar Skau Olsen
Editor: Rebekka Lønqvist
Producer: Andreas Hjortdal
Production: Dencik Film
Cast: Tal Rosenzweig
Contact: Daniel Dencik


Daniel Dencik

Film Director


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