DEATH OF A CHILD

DIRECTORS:  FRIDA & LASSE BARKFORS

How does one live with the unbearable? When the worst has happened and the one to blame is yourself? Death of a Child is an exploration of the lives of parents who have caused their own children’s deaths. Through their personal testimonies the film uncovers layers of their experiences: how they are treated by the court system, the general public and the media, by their surroundings and by their friends, by their family, their spouse – and finally and most importantly – by themselves.

This film encompasses many different situations in life where tragedy hits and where someone is at fault, because of mistakes, accidents, neglect or mental illness. There is however something with what these parents have done that seem to trigger a specific social rage and condemnation. Because what kind of parent forgets a baby in a car?



PRODUCTION FACTS

Duration: 80' & 56'
Release: February 2017
Language: English

Directors: Frida & Lasse Barkfors
Editors: Signe Rebekka Kaufmann & Lasse Barkfors
Cinematographer: Lasse Barkfors
Sound designer: Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Composer: Tom Third
Editing consultant: Maya Hawke
Colorist & postproduction: Lasse Barkfors
Producer: Anne Köhncke
Co-producer: Frida Barkfors

Produced by Final Cut for Real
Co-produced by De Andra & Film i Skåne
 
Produced with the support of:
Danish Film Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Cinereach
Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Malmö Stad
Svenska Kyrkan
Danish Arts Foundation

In collaboration with:
DR
SVT
NRK
VPRO
RTS
 

festivals

World Premiere at Gothenburg Int. Film Festival 2017 - nominated for the Dragon Award for Best Documentary

Contact

Producer Anne Köhncke
anne@final-cut.dk

FESTIVALS:
Danish Film Institute
Anne Marie Kürstein
kurstein@dfi.dk