The Long Road

Mette Knudsen

IFFR 2020

The Tyger Burns

  • 106'
  • Denmark
  • 2016

In terms of female filmmakers, Denmark is a particularly interesting country, certainly one of the very few in the world where women from early on were able to establish a modest though continuous presence in the industry as directors. So can one argue that the fights Knudsen and others started in the late 1960s and 1970s were also of a different kind than elsewhere? What then is progressive, what is Feminism in the Danish context?

With The Long Road, Knudsen embarks on a journey into the history of Women's Movements, revisiting the Suffragettes' legacy, Second Wave Feminism and imagining the farther shores of Feminism's futures – all in a style that is playful, imaginative, quizzical, inventive and incisive. Similar to her classic Take It Like a Man, Madame! (1975), made in tandem with her Røde Søster-cooperative siblings Elisabeth Rygård & Li Vilstrup, this film incarnates the hopes and promises of the 1970s Feminist awakening and decampment.

Also see Talk: The Tyger Burns

Director
Mette Knudsen
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
106'
Medium
Digital
Original title
Vejen er lang
Language
Danish
Producers
Mette Knudsen, Nils Vest
Production Companies
M/K Film, Nils Vest Film
Sales
M/K Film
Screenplay
Mette Knudsen
Cinematography
Erik Norsker
Editor
Edda Urup
Production Design
Martin Noergaard Furze
Sound Design
Sylvester Holm
Music
Palle Noergaard Knudsen