Original title: Before the Frost Director: Michael Noer Cast: Jesper Christensen, Clara Rosager, Ghita Nørby, Magnus Krepper, Elliott Crosset Hove, Rasmus Hammerich Country: Denmark Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 105 Language: Danish, Swedish Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Danish Film Institute Section: Northern Lights Sponsors: Dánské velvyslanectví
Danish veteran actor Jesper Christensen is farmer Jens in this haunting period piece set in the Danish countryside. A tough winter almost knocks out the proud freehold farmer who loses the season’s harvest and yet another cow. But Jens makes a deal to sell his family land and marry off his daughter, and suddenly his own integrity as a human being is at stake. With roots in documentary, director Michael Noer delivers a shivering existential drama.