International Competition

Out of Love

Birgitte Stærmose

Fusing documentary and fiction, ‘Out of Love’ depicts the lives of children trying to survive the aftermath of war in Kosovo by selling cigarettes on the street. Through monologues performed by the children against the eerie backdrops of Pristina, the film tells their gripping and sad story of memory, loss and fear

Birgitte Stærmose

Birgitte Stærmose is born 1963, Denmark. M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia. Her previous work includes the award winning short films ‘Now, Look at Me’ (2001), ‘Small Avalanches’ (2003), ‘Letters from Denmark’ (2006), ‘Principles of Attraction’ (2006) and ‘Sophie’ (2006). ‘Small Avalanches’ was nominated for the UIP Prize for Best European Short at the European Film Awards. ‘Sophie’ was screened in competition at Sundance, selected for New Directors/New Films and awarded the ARTE prize. Staermose is currently in development on her debut feature. ‘Out of Love’ is her first documentary.

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2009, 29', color, video

Directed by:
Birgitte Stærmose

Screenplay by:
Peter Asmussen

Marek Septimus Wieser

Edited by:
Anne Østerud

Jomi Massage

Jesper Morthorst

Produced by:
Aplhaville Pictures Copenhagen ApS