Filmfest 2016

Can you turn back the clock and relive your wild youth? In his debut feature, Christian Tafdrup examines this age-old question with great sensitivity and a good dose of dry humor, and garnished with a considerable portion of surrealism: After their son Esben moves out, Vibeke and Kjeld feel very left alone. So when they spot their old student digs up for sale, they jump at the chance to relive their glorious past. But then fate intervenes to take them by their word.

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

Cast: Bodil Jørgensen, Søren Malling, Miri Ann Beuschel, Elliott Crosset Hove, Anton Honik


Director of Photography: Maria von Hausswolff

Film Editor: Anne Østerud

Composer: Sune Kølster

Production Designer: Jette Lehmann

Sound: Peter Schultz

Producer: Thomas Heinesen

Production Company: Nordisk Film Production A/S

World Sales: LevelK

Director: Christian Tafdrup


Christian Tafdrup, born 1978, made his name primarily as an actor. After several TV appearances, he acted in theatrical releases like Susanne Bier’s AFTER THE WEDDING (2006). He wrote and directed three shorts, most recently award-winner AWAKENING (2008). PARENTS is his debut feature.