I Remember When I Die

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    I Remember When I Die

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    Denmark, Sweden


    85 min

    • Danish


    Death, the passage of time and eternity. Big topics, but seen from a new and original perspective in a film based on a simple idea: that one's sense of time ceases to function when one dies, and that one for a short – or in fact very long – moment has the chance to experience eternity. And to therefore live in a single memory forever. Which one would you choose? 'I Remember When I Die' takes place at life's last destination, a hospice, but is a poetic and vital journey into the borderland of consciousness, and right into a possible afterlife.


    • Honorary Mention Best Nordic Documentary - Göteborg FF



    Maria von Hausswolff
    Julius Krebs Damsbo
    Jacob Kirkegaard

    Director's Statement

    Growing up alone with my dear mum, who has bipolar disorder, I have gained a fascination for different types of realities. This film combines my favourite interests (What is reality? What is memory? Who am I?) with my top fear (To fall into oblivion).

    Maria Bäck

    Maria Bäck


    Maria Bäck graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013. With a background in poetry writing, dance and photography, she has made several artistic documentaries, as well as programs for Danish Television. She was the winner of Nordic Talents 2013, with the pitch for her upcoming project, together with her graduation film MOTHER IS GOD. The latter was also nominated to the Danish Film Academy Award (Robert) in 2014, - won Best International Short Film at "It’s All True Film Festival" in Brazil the same year and has been awarded, and screened, at numerous festivals all around the world, previously for Best Documentary Short at SR Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. Her debut feature length film, I REMEMBER WHEN I DIE, produced by Anna-Maria Kantarius at Garagefilm International in Stockholm, world premiered in 2016 at the Göteborg Film Festival. Her second feature, PSYCHOSIS IN STOCKHOLM is set to be released on 2020.

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