DANCE FOR ME

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– A film by Katrine Philp

Year: 2012. Duration: 80/58 min

 

Denmark produces many international dance stars and everything depends on having the perfect partner to reach the top. But in a small country it is not always easy to find the right one. Russian Egor (15) goes to Denmark to dance with Mie (14) and pursue his dream.

 

At their first international tournament they rank really bad and at home problems are piling up. Egor is having a hard time adjusting to the different life in Denmark. Suddenly things change completely on the dance floor and Mie and Egor win the Danish Championship and they are selected to represent Denmark at the European Championship. They are on their way to the top.

 

DANCE FOR ME follows Egor on his journey filled with great expectations, loneliness, cultural challenges and a constant requirement to perform. It is a film about a vulnerable young male dancer that has left everything behind for a new life in a totally strange family and culture. With sensitivity and insight Katrine Philp unravels the story in a poetic and aesthetic way.

 

DANCE FOR ME is a documentary film about two young and deeply passionate dancers where the ambition of success overshadows everything else.

 

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CREDITS

Director: Katrine Philp
Producer: Lise Saxtrup

Cinematographers: Sophia Olsson, Niels Thastum, Sturla Brandt Grøvlen
Editor: Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Sound design: Sille Just Boel
Film composer: Uno Helmersson

 

With support of The Danish Film Institute and Danish Broadcast Corporation.
Developed with support of DOK.Incubator.

 

International sales: Rise and Shine World Sales, Schlesische Str. 29/30, 10997 Berlin, Germany, t 49 30 4737 298 10
Festival distribution: The Danish Filminstitute

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Katrine is an Emmy-nominated director who graduated as a documentary film director from The National Film School of Denmark in 2009. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Film Production Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Her first documentary film, ‘Book of Miri’, was awarded the President’s Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, was nominated at IDFA and won the European Young CIVIS Media Prize in Germany.

In 2014 Katrine won the Audience Award at the American Documentary Film Festival for her debut feature length documentary ‘Dance For Me’ which was also selected for POV on PBS in 2015 and nominated for an Emmy Award in the category ‘Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming’ in 2015.

Her latest film, ‘Home Sweet Home’, was competing in the Kids & Docs competition at IDFA and won a Danish Academy Award (Robert Prize) in 2016.

Her films have been screened and awarded on various festivals around the world.

PRESS KIT

DANCE FOR ME – FESTIVAL SHEET

FESTIVALS / PRIZES

Emmy Awards, Nominated Outstanding Arts & Culture, 2015
The Cape Winelands Film Festival in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2013
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage, 2013

Palm Springs, AmDocs, 2013. Winner of “Audience Favorit Award” (international)
Durham, Full Frame, 2013
Auckland Documentary Edge Festival, 2013
Amsterdam, IDFA. Nominated in First appearance, 2012
Copenhagen, CPH:DOX, 2012

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