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

2018

San Sebastián International Film Festival - New Directors Competition

Athens International Film Festival - The International Competition

CPH PIX - Politiken's Talent Award nominee


2019

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

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