As in Heaven

  • 86'
  • Denmark
  • 2021

At the end of the 19th century, Lise grows up as the eldest daughter of a Danish landowner with a large brood. Lise’s mother is about to give birth, in a household where the Bible dictates life and superstition is stronger than trust in science. Nevertheless, Lise’s existence also carefully exhibits the spirit of a new age: Lise’s mother has fought for her to be the first girl to go to school. However, when her mother’s pregnancy proves life-threatening, Lise realises how fragile her plans for the future really are.

In this coming-of-age drama, inspired by Marie Bregendahl’s 1912 novel, the audience observes a dramatic, emotional event from Lise’s perspective. Tea Lindeburg approaches the script, sound, and camerawork of her feature film debut - shot on 16mm - with sensitivity. Airy playfulness alternates with claustrophobic scenes of doom. An uncomplicated teenage girl, with a case of the butterflies, swiftly turns into an adult who has to cope with the cards life deals her.

Director
Tea Lindeburg
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
86'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Du som er i himlen
Language
Danish
Producers
Jesper Morthorst, Lise Orheim
Production Company
Motor
Sales
LevelK
Screenplay
Tea Lindeburg
Cinematography
Marcel Zyskind
Editor
Åsa Mossberg
Production Design
Jesper Clausen
Sound Design
Peter Albrechtsen
Music
Kristian Leth
Cast
Flora Ofelia Hoffmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakly, Flora Augusta, Kirsten Olesen, Lisbet Dahl