The Kindness of Strangers
Prodotto da Creative Alliance nel 2019 in Danimarca e Canada
Clara arrives in wintry New York with her two sons on the back seat of her car. The journey, which she has disguised as an adventure for her children's sake, is soon revealed to be an escape from an abusive husband and father. He is a cop, and Clara is desperately trying to elude his attempts to pursue her. The three have little more than their car, and when this is towed away, they are left penniless on the street. But the big cold city shows mercy: in their search for refuge, the family meets a selfless nurse named Alice who arranges beds for them at an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called 'Winter Palace', Clara meets an ex-con, Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The 'Winter Palace' soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together. With a keen eye for character, Lone Scherfig explores human behaviour in extreme conditions. She depicts the harshness of life in the urban jungle, but she also demonstrates what can grow when strangers approach each other in friendship and with an open heart.
Nazione: Danimarca, Canada, Svezia, Francia, Germania - 2019
Durata: 112 minuti
Produzione: Creative Alliance, ARTE, Copenhagen Film Fund (supporto), Det Danske Filminstitut (supporto), Film i Väst (in co-produzione con), Front Porch Pictures, (in associazione con), Nadcon Film (co-produzione), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Presentato il 7 febbraio 2019 al Berlin International Film Festival.
Cast e personaggiRegia: Lone Scherfig
Sceneggiatura: Lone Scherfig
Musiche: Andrew Lockington
Fotografia: Sebastian Blenkov
Scenografia: Carol Spier
Montaggio: Cam McLauchlin
Costumi: Louize Nissen