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Albert's Winter

Andreas Koefoed

In Albert’s world, playfulness and seriousness go hand in hand. His mother is suffering from cancer, but he’d prefer not to talk about it or about the grief it causes. As an 8-year-old, he also has other things to think about, such as the singing test at Sankt Annæ School, which will determine if he will be accepted next year, or the worries about losing ones playmates if one changes schools. But the film also depicts the small and large moments of happiness, such as being dressed up as a carrot or to see ones grandfather defy the temperatures and jump into the ice- cold winter sea.


Andreas Koefoed

Andreas Koefoed graduate in documentary direction from the National Film School of Denmark and in sociology from Copenhagen University. Worked as director, cinematographer and editor of documentary films. Koefoed's films have won him awards at numerous festivals, including Tribeca, Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest and CPH:DOX. Koefoed made his first feature-length documentary Ballroom Dancer (screened at 2012 ZagrebDox) in co-direction with Christian Bonke.

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Albert's Winter

2009, 29', color, video

Directed by:
Andreas Koefoed

Niels Thastum

Edited by:
Jacob Schlusinger

Kristine Stubbe Teglbjaerg, Andreas Koefoed

Caroline Blanco

Produced by:
The National Film School of Denmark

Festivals & Awards:

CPH:DOX - Danish:DOX Award for Best Danish Documentary Film