A tunnel will be built to connect Denmark and Germany. The present sets in motion towards the future, and change hangs in the air. Dara, an ethnologist, arrives to document the houses tagged for demolition. The young Pole, Lucek, and his colleagues prepare the future construction site. Käthe works on the ferry, steadily moving people, their stories, and goods to and fro. Birte and Leif leave their house that has been passed down for generations. Agnes' life resounds in her diaries, collectibles and the walls of her home, which will soon be demolished. A Danish summer: long days turn into blue nights. People meet and part ways again.
The sophomore feature film Danish filmmaker Anna Sofie Hartmann, GIRAFFE had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Viennale.
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK: “Pensive, insightful... Hartmann is reflecting on how we find and lose ourselves amid life’s changing paths and many models for living.”
DIRECTED BY ANNA SOFIE HARTMANN
DENMARK, GERMANY | 2019 | DANISH, NORWEIGIAN, POLISH, GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES