Who We Were
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    Who We Were

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2016

    82 min

    • Danish

    Documentary

    Sine Skibsholt’s documentary debut opens with an emergency call for an ambulance. A sudden stroke is about to put Mette Line and Kristian’s relationship to the test. Photographs show what this Danish couple’s life was like before the stroke: vacations, parties, a new home, two children. All this happiness now makes way for visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centers and therapists. Skibsholt follows the family for a year from spring to spring. Kristian’s body begins to recover but his brain refuses to cooperate. A third of it has been destroyed, and he no longer recalls the life he once lived with Mette. His minor mental and physical triumphs are shadowed by doubts, disagreements and arguments. Who We Were reveals just how much patience the couple needs to make it through the rehabilitation process. The damage is irreversible, and life as they knew it forever gone.

    Awards

    • Best First Appearance Award - IDFA

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mette Line Boserup
    Kristian Boserup
    Cinematography
    Stine Skibsholt
    Editing
    Steen Johannessen
    Sales
    LEVELK
    Production
    MADE IN COPENHAGEN

    Press

    A deeply moving and intimate story.

    IDFA Jury

    Sine Skibsholt

    Sine Skibsholt

    Denmark

    I give a lot. That's how I work. Otherwise I couldn't expect to get as much back as I do.

    Sine Skibsholt graduated from the National Film School of Denmark as a documentary film director in 2011. Her first feature documentary WHO WE WERE (2016) received IDFA's First Appearance Award. Her second feature LONG, LIVE, LOVE (2020) premiered in the main competition at CPH:DOX.

    Selected Filmography