NEON HEART (2019)
Fiction feature, 89 min
USYNLIGT HJERTE - original title
Director & Scriptwriter Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Producer Julie Friis Walenciak
Director of Photography Balthazar Hertel
Editor Frederik Strunk
Sound Designer Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Peter Peter
Costume Designer Nina Grønlund
Cast Victoria Carmen Sonne, Niklas Herskind,
Noah Skovgaard, Kevin Lakomy,
Christian Andersen Busk, Mikkel Haagerup Lund
Produced by Walenciak Film
Supported by New Danish Screen
NEON HEART is a story about three people chasing life and each other.
Laura returns home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the US. Despite the videos of her that remain online, she tries to put the pieces of a normal existence back together.
Niklas, Laura's ex, is a recovering addict who finds meaning in his new job taking care of two men with Down's syndrome. As he develops newfound empathy for the pair, he begins to bend the rigid rules of his role leading him down a slippery slope.
Frederik, Niklas' teenage brother, is out to gain respect as a hooligan, peer pressured into difficult situations and forced to negotiate the demands of masculine bravado.
In glimpses and fragments of past and present, we follow Laura, Niklas and Frederik on a journey full of taboos and desires, in which connections are both made and torn apart.
Selected Festivals and Awards
San Sebastián International Film Festival - New Directors Competition
Athens International Film Festival - The International Competition
CPH PIX - Politiken's Talent Award nominee
Göteborg Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival - New Direction Competition
OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
Braunschweig International Film Festival - Main Competition