In The Killing of a Danish Swan, ‘D’ (Kristina Korsholm) and ‘H’ (Janus Bakrawi) are a couple composed by a Danish woman and a “new Danish” man. They are having dreams together about some kind of future and projection as a couple and maybe as a family, and in relation with the society they live in. The film shows a babushkas game where dreams inside dreams make a difficult interpretation of what is happening, what is real and what is not, what is part of their minds and prejudices and what is in fact the fear of non-communication that they are not confronting.
The Killing of a Danish Swan is constructed by fragments and a visual collage of archive files and the performance from the actors and their characters in action. At the same time, the film explores the limits and the trespass of genres, between the documentary style and the traditional fiction interpretation. There is a conceptual revision quoted along the film related to the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling", by Hans Christian Andersen.
Written and directed by Juan Hein. Actors: Kristina Korsholm as "D", Janus Bakrawi as "H" and Juan Hein as "Å". Photography: Juan Hein. Director assistant: Martin Kurt Haglund. Editor: Nicolas Servide Staffolani. Music by IKI "Speechless"; Narkohund "Agency not for me", and Nicolas Servide Staffolani "Nightscapes". Copenhagen 2011.
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