THE BLESSING

By Heidi Maria Faisst

FACTS

Title: THE BLESSING
Original title: Velsignelsen
Director: Heidi Maria Faisst
Producers: Meta Louise Foldager
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde
Cast: Lærke Winther, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Mads Riisom
Genre: Drama
Duration: 75 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments23
Scriptwriter: Heidi Maria Faisst
Cinematographer: Manuel Claro
Production year: 2009
Editor: Cathrine Ambus

Katrine has just given birth to a beautiful little girl. Everything should have been wonderful but Katrine feels insecure on how to be a "real" mother and when her boyfriend has to go away a couple of days for work she reaches out for her own mother for help. But the two women have unsolved problems and instead of feeling helped Katrine gets more and more insecure on her new identity as a mother and slowly she's falling apart.

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Femina Film Fest
Awards: Special Prize of the Jury
2010-06-09

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
Awards: FIPRESCI jury prize, Church of Sweden Film prize
2009-01-23

Brasilia International Film Festival
2009-11-14

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional
2009-03-25

Copenhagen International Film Festival
2009-04-14

Kerala Film Festival
2009-12-11

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2010-11-11

Mannheim Film Festival
2009-11-05