International Competition

THE WILL

Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
03.03. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
04.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
04.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1  
04.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 23:30 Theatre 4  
A story which proves that blood is thicker than water, and that true happiness can not be bought with money.

Sometimes reality surpasses even the most incredible cock-and-bull stories. And Christian Sønderby Jepsen's tragicomic and warm film about three brothers who inherit a fortune from their grandfather is certainly stranger than fiction. The inheritance is a godsend. Henrik is separated and lives above a tanning salon. His older brother is struggling to replace heroin with homegrown weed. The younger brother scores straight A's in school. And then there is the father, who always knows what's best. Now there are just two obstacles that have to be overcome before the three of them can embark on a permanent vacation: the will, and an aunt who wants all the money for herself. The skeletons are rattling in the closet, and the question is if the brothers can stick together and tackle the necessary confrontations. Each time one turns a page in this wildly unpredictable family saga, totally unexpected and strange details pop up. The story about the three brothers and the millions has more bizarre twists than even the most cunning fiction film, and is simply asking to be remade in Hollywood. Which it no doubt could be, if it was not for the fact that nobody would believe in the story. It is probably the funniest film of the year, but it is also a story which proves that blood is thicker than water, and that true happiness can not be bought with money.

Christian Sønderby Jepsen

Christian Sønderby Jepsen was born 1977, Denmark. Graduated in TV-documentary at the National Film School of Denmark in 2007. ‘Side by Side’ (2008) screened at a host of venues including the Toronto’s Hot Docs and was honoured at film festivals in Indianapolis, Reykjavik and Leipzig.

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Testamentet

Denmark
2011, 87', color, video

Directed by:
Christian Sønderby Jepsen

Screenplay by:
Ramus Heisterberg

Cinematography:
hristian Sønderby Jepsen

Edited by:
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen

Producer:
Julie Pedersen

Produced by:
Copenhagen Bombay

Festivals & Awards:

CPH:DOX 2011 - Danish Dox:Award