Persona Non Grata

  • 91'
  • Denmark
  • 2021

The meticulously structured life of Irina, a hip young Danish author, is rocked when she returns to her rural family after a long absence. Once there, she discovers that her brother is going to marry Catrine, who tormented her throughout childhood. Catrine proves to have nestled herself into the spot Irina once decisively fled. It doesn’t take long for conflict to arise, fed by the seemingly insurmountable differences and a painful history. Everyone in this family needs to take a long, hard look at themselves.

Director Lisa Jespersen used facets from her own life for this drama-comedy. She too wrestled with the divide between her artistic urban life and her rural upbringing as a farmer’s daughter. How do you find acceptable common ground with respect and understanding for both?

Director
Lisa Jespersen
Country of production
Denmark
Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
91'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Hvor kragerne vender
Language
Danish
Producer
Daniel Mühlendorph Jensen
Production Company
Hyæne Film
Sales
Picture Tree International
Screenplay
Sara Isabella Jønsson
Cinematography
Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor
Mads Michael Olsen
Production Design
Silje Dammen
Sound Design
Stefan Garfield Rasch Holm
Music
Mike Sheridan
Cast
Rosalinde Mynster, Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Adam lld Rohweder, Anne Sophie Wanstrup
Local Distributor
Arti Film Distributie