Director:  Vibeke Bryld

"If we lived in Paradise, we would no longer need hope." Harmonia lives a happy life in North Korea, but her reality cracks as she learns the truths, she never wanted to know. In the end she faces a choice of living in a broken paradise of lies and deception, or treading the unknown, lonely path of the real world outside. Nothing is free, and the struggle to become a whole human being is inhumane. Pebbles at Your Door is a film about a woman from the North Korean elite who faces the reality of her once beloved childhood paradise and the impossible task of healing a life that has been torn from birth.


World Premiere: Berlinale 2015, Short Film Competition

Director - Vibeke Bryld
Producer - Heidi Elise Christensen
Executive Producer - Signe Byrge Sørensen
Set and Graphic Design - Elin Maria Johansson
Editor - Esra Geelmuyden Pertan
Cinematographer - Lis Dyre
Composers - Vicky Singh, Phong Le, Minh Le
Sound Design - Sune Kaarsberg
Color Grading - Maria Klarlund & Anders V. Christensen
Translator and Fixer - Jihye Park

Produced by Final Cut for Real

Produced with support from:
Filmworkshop/Danish Film Institute
The Association of Danish Film Directors

Length 18.55 min.


Runner Up Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Shortfest


Biit Festival, Washington DC, USA
Bueu International Film Festival, Spain
Annapolis Film Festival, USA
Coronado Island Film Festival, USA

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, USA
Zinebi - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain
CPH:DOX, Denmark
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA
Silhouette Film Festival, France
Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
Palm Springs International Shortfest, USA
Sydney Film Festival, Australia
Berlinale, Germany.


General Inquiries
Heidi Elise Christensen

Anne Marie Kürstein
Danish Film Institute