International Competition

Wild Wounded Animals

Jakob Pagel Andersen
Screening time  
31.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
01.04. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 4  
02.04. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 3  
02.04. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  

When Jakob becomes a father, he is overcome by fierce anxiety attacks and is forced to contemplate why his reaction is so strong. Thinking back to his childhood, and wondering if this anxiety runs in the family, the filmmaker visits his father, a taciturn hunter. Slowly, a deeper contact develops between them. Wild Wounded Animals is a deeply personal story about fatherhood, anxiety, and the breaking of vicious circles. Through expressive and suggestive images, it is also a visual meditation on the feelings of anxiety. Filled with a sense of the tragic inhabiting the spaces of daily life, the film takes its natural place in the long tradition of harsh Nordic family portraits.


Jakob Pagel Andersen

Jakob Pagel Andersen is a Danish documentary filmmaker. He holds a master's degree in visual culture. Wild Wounded Animals is his debut film.

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Sårede vilde dyr

2022, 29'

Directed by:
Jakob Pagel Andersen

Screenplay by:
Jakob Pagel Andersen

Jakob Pagel Andersen

Edited by:
Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt, Jakob Pagel Andersen

Sofia Rønde Storck

Jesper Jack

Produced by:
House of Real

Festivals & Awards:

CPH:DOX (2022), IDFA (2022)