Superposition

  • 105'
  • Denmark
  • 2023

Stine and Teit, your average urban middle-class artists and intellectuals, leave Copenhagen for the wilds of neighbouring Sweden’s forest. Soon, they find out that something is strange there – most disturbingly – when their son Nemo suddenly thinks his mother isn’t really his mother anymore. It becomes clear once Stine and Teit discover that they have neighbours who look exactly like them – mirror images made flesh and blood.

The subject of reflections and doubles is introduced in the film’s first shot: a view of a lake landscape turned 90° so that the water’s surface runs vertically through the image’s centre. Only once the shot gets tilted is it revealed which side mirrors which. Later, a mother and child are reflected in a glass door.

However, this is not your doppelganger thriller of the gothic variety. Note the title: in physics, superposition means (per Merriam-Webster) "the combination of two distinct physical phenomena of the same type (such as spin or wavelength) so that they coexist as part of the same event". This is more a metaphysical meditation towards the realisation that none of us is ever alone, but also never unique.

 

Olaf Möller

  • 105'
  • Denmark
  • 2023
Director
Karoline Lyngbye
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Denmark
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Language
Danish
Producer
Amalie Lyngbo Quist
Production Company
Beo Starling
Sales
TrustNordisk
Screenplay
Mikkel Bak Sørensen, Karoline Lyngbye
Cinematography
Sine Brooker
Editor
Jakob Juul Toldam
Cast
Marie Bach Hansen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Local Distributor
September Film

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    Cinerama 5
    For professionals
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Saturday 28 January 2023
    Cinerama 5
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Thursday 02 February 2023
    Pathé 7
    EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Saturday 04 February 2023
    Cinerama 1
    EN subtitles
Director
Karoline Lyngbye
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Denmark
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Language
Danish
Producer
Amalie Lyngbo Quist
Production Company
Beo Starling
Sales
TrustNordisk
Screenplay
Mikkel Bak Sørensen, Karoline Lyngbye
Cinematography
Sine Brooker
Editor
Jakob Juul Toldam
Cast
Marie Bach Hansen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
Local Distributor
September Film