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.
- Best First Appearance Award - IDFA
- Mette Line Boserup
- Kristian Boserup
- Stine Skibsholt
- Steen Johannessen
- MADE IN COPENHAGEN
A deeply moving and intimate story.
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.