The Danish feature film Parents, starring Søren Malling and Bodil Jørgensen, will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The film is directed by Christian Tafdrup, who received the Danish Film Academy’s Robert Prize for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for his performance in Borgen. He has also directed three shorts, and Parents is his first feature.

Parents tells the story of two parents who attempt to fill the void in their lives after their child moves out. Left with a feeling of needlessness, they try to rekindle the magic sparks from their younger days, returning to their old student apartment where they first fell in love. When one morning they wake up feeling thirty years younger, they are forced to come to terms with the fact that the past they once knew might no longer exist.

The film has been backed by the Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen special talent scheme, and is produced by Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film Production. LevelK is in charge of foreign distribution.

You can view a trailer for the film and find more information at the Tribeca website.

 

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.