Silent Heart
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The two sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally ill mother's desire to die before her disease worsens. However, as the weekend progresses, their mother's decision becomes harder and harder to deal with, and old conflicts resurface.
Danish Film Institute

"The issue of helping people who are suffering to die, for me it’s a question of dignity. It’s a big debate in Denmark. It’s this paradox, we own the right to live, but we don’t own the right to decide our own death. That belongs to the government. Because of modern medicine, we live much longer, but we live with diseases that can have us live a very painful life. It’s important to discuss. I hope the audience will reflect on it."
Bille August in an interview with Wendy Mitchell/DFI

tags: Aging, Family, Happiness, Nordic, Feature film

Cast: Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Morten Grunwald, Pilou Asbæk

Credits

Screenplay: Christian Torpe

Director of Photography: Dirk Brüel

Film Editor: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen

Composer: Annette Focks

Production Designer: Jette Lehmann

Costume Design: Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Sound: Niels Arild

Producer: Jesper Morthorst

Production Company: SF Film Production ApS

World Sales: LevelK

Director: Bille August