International Competition

The Night We Fell

Cille Hannibal
Screening time  
24.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
24.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
24.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
24.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
24.02. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
25.02. / Monday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
01.03. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Saturday, 11:00 - 13:00 Theatre 2  
The director Cille Hannibal picks up her camera and starts filming her mother short after she lost her husband and companion in a tragic accident.

This is a way for Cille to be there for her mother. A way they can be together in shared mourning. The two women process their grief at the same time as they clear out his things. When the boxes are opened and a life is reviewed, the story of their love grows forth, and mother and daughter also form renewed and closer bonds. Together they explore new possibilities that can give them hope and a desire for life to continue. Mette’s life changes instantly and irrevocably, when her husband, Per, dies in a tragic accident. To have a reason for being around her mother documentary filmmaker Cille Hannibal, picks up her camera and starts filming. This is the beginning of an unpredictable journey over the course of a year where the relationship between mother and daughter evolves around the one who is missing. Last fall he was alive and now he is dead. I am me, but I am not the same. This is the state of flux and stasis depicted in the film. The film examines how two members of a family deal with the grief and how their relationship is changing.


Cille Hannibal

Cille Hannibal was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated as a Documentary Film Director from the prestigious Danish Film School in 2013. She also studied at the Danish School of Journalism. Since graduating, she has been working as a director and editor on several tv-documentaries, commercials and music videos. The Night We Fell (2018) is her debut as a documentary film director.

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2018, 45'

Directed by:
Cille Hannibal

Screenplay by:
Cille Hannibal

Cille Hannibal, Frigge Fri

Edited by:
Catrine Ambus

Signe Lykke, Lasse Ziegler

Rikke Tambo Andersen

Produced by:
Bullitt Film

Festivals & Awards:

CPH DOX 2018 – Nordic Dox Award; Visions du Réel 2018