Winslow, a small town in Arizona, is surrounded by nothing but desert, highways and railway lines. The pupils in the local high school want to escape the misery of their hometown by putting on a self-written theatre play. The director Jon Bang Carlson follows their rehearsals and captures the dreams and worries of the young people in images that blend fiction and reality and bring the place’s mythical character to life. Michael Kohl
Writer: Jon Bang Carlsen. Camera: Erik Pollumaa. Sound: Håkon Lammetun. Editing: Francesc Sitges-Sardà and Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani. Music: Sten Sheripov. Production: Final Cut for Real. Producer: Heidi Elise Christensen and Signe Byrge Sørensen. Length: 76 min. International Sales: Scriptofilm.
Jon Bang Carlson
The Danish director graduated from the Danish Film School in 1976 and has since made more than 40 films. The distinctive feature of his work lies in the hybrid form between fiction and documentary, with the help of which he approaches marginalised people.
THE BANALITY OF GRIEF, DK 2021, 70 min.
DÉJÀ VU, DK 2016, 87 min.
JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF VIOLENCE, DK 2013, 83 min.
Shortlist DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit