Uncle

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    Uncle

    Onkel

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2019

    106 min

    • Danish

    Comedy drama

    Kris lives with her partly disabled uncle in rural Denmark and together they run a derelict farm. In their quirky yet loving relationship, built upon daily routines, words aren’t necessary. Kris is the dominant workhorse and she has taken on a motherly and overprotecting role towards her uncle. When Kris saves a calf during a complicated birth, her interest in the veterinary field is reawakened. She develops a friendship with the chatty veterinarian Johannes and slowly experiences life outside the farm. As love crosses her path, a possible life-changing question emerges.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix - Tokyo IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jette Søndergaard
    Peter Hansen Tygesen
    Ole Caspersen
    Tue Frisk Petersen
    Screenplay
    Frelle Petersen
    Cinematography
    Frelle Petersen
    Editing
    Frelle Petersen
    Music
    Flemming Berg
    Production
    88MILES
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET

    Press

    Sensitive... revelatory detail... resonate

    Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

    René Frelle Petersen

    René Frelle Petersen

    Denmark

    My goal was to be as precise as possible in the depiction of the environment, the people and the specific dialect spoken in this part of the country. I cast only locals who lived within a 15 kilometer radius of the farm, while we also didn't make significant scenographic changes to the locations.

    Director René Frelle Petersen has found his own unique voice and artistic direction by making three award winning short films, and WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE is his feature film debut.

    As a second AD he worked alongside some of the leading directors of Denmark, through which he learned the ups and downs of filmmaking and started to create his own blueprint for a successful on-set collaboration. He strongly believes that a great film is a product of great teamwork. Alongside working on WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD MEN GONE, he has been employed by Zentropa as a screenwriter and currently has multiple feature films in development, both as a screenwriter and as a director. His latest feature film UNCLE (2019) was awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix at the 32nd Tokyo IFF.

    Selected Filmography