Controversial Dox

Fat Front

Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Screening time  
20.03. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 4 Ticket
21.03. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

Four young Scandinavian women, Helene, Marte, Pauline and Wilde, are all fat, and they are not ashamed of it. They are part of a growing fat-activism movement that supports fat women and fights for body positivity and inclusivity. The message is that you are beautiful just as you are. The women connect and support one another at group activities and outings. Fat Front gives us a snapshot of their lives. Pauline runs a second-hand clothing market for plus sizes, and she joins a street demonstration for beautiful fashion for everybody. They are quite involved in posting defiant photos and videos on social media with the goal of reaching out to even more women. The film is mostly light and optimistic in tone, but in the interviews, there is heartbreak underneath the surface. Most of the women used to struggle with their weight and being judged by the outside world for much of their youth. Now, for the first time, they see themselves as beautiful, powerful women who have said goodbye to guilt and self-hatred.


Louise Detlefsen

Louise Detlefsen is a film director born in 1971. She graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1996.


Louise Unmack Kjeldsen

Louise Unmack Kjeldsen is a film director born in 1964. She graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 1997. Together they have directed the documentaries A Damn Year (2012) and Fat Front (2019) as well as two documentary series, 7.9.13 (2014) and The Survivors (2018).

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Fat Front

Denmark, Sweden, Norway
2019, 88'

Directed by:
Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen

Screenplay by:

Sine Vadstrup Brooker, Louise Detlefsen

Edited by:
Steen Johannessen

Jenny Wilson

Malene Flindt Pedersen, ,

Produced by:
Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn, Autoimages, Medieoperatørerne

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2019; Nordisk Panorama 2019; Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2020; Göteborg Film Festival 2020


Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55
1123 Copenhagen K, Denmark
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T. +4531779989