Neon Heart

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    Neon Heart

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2018

    89 min

    • English
    • Danish

    Drama

    NEON HEART is a story about three people who are chasing life and each other. Laura comes home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the USA. Despite the remaining online videos of her, she tries to put the pieces of a normal existence back together. Niklas, Laura's ex, is a recovering addict who finds meaning in his new job taking care of two men with Down's syndrome. As he develops newfound empathy for the pair, he begins to bend the rigid rules of his role, leading him down a slippery slope. Frederik, Niklas' teenage brother, is out to gain respect as a hooligan, peer-pressured into difficult situations and forced to negotiate the demands of masculine bravado. In glimpses and fragments of the past and present, we follow Laura, Niklas and Frederik on a journey full of taboos and desires where connections are made and torn apart.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Victoria Carmen Sonne
    Niklas Herskind
    Noah Skovgaard Skands
    Cinematography
    Balthazar Hertel
    Editing
    Frederik Strunk
    Music
    Peter Peter
    Production
    WALENCIAK FILM
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS

    Press

    An arresting debut from new Danish enfant terrible Laurits Flensted-Jensen.

    Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

    Laurits Flensted-Jensen

    Laurits Flensted-Jensen

    Laurits Flensted-Jensen graduated from the National Film School of Denmark documentary programme. His graduation film, SNOW, was selected for the Rotterdam Festival in 2014 and was later nominated for Best Documentary Short by the Danish Academy. In 2015 he directed the fictional short film MELON RAINBOW, also selected for Rotterdam and winner of the Best Danish Short Film Award at the Odense International Festival. NEON HEART is his first feature.