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MY LOVE – The Story of Poul and Mai


– A film by Iben Haahr Andersen.

Year: 2012. Duration: 64 min.


Poul is one of the last pound fishermen in Denmark. A few years back he tragically lost everything he loved. From the ruins of his old life sprouts a whole new. At the age of 62 Poul finds the love of his life. His name is Mai and he is from Thailand. MY LOVE is the love story of Poul and Mai – reminding us that it is never to late to change your life.


When Poul and Mai meet their lives are transformed completely. Poul experiences a kind of love he never has had before, and Mai decides to settle down in Denmark – far away from his children, who live with his sister in Thailand.


For six years the director Iben Haahr Andersen have filmed Poul and Mai. She has captured the development of their relationship – from crazy love to the challenges of everyday life together.


With humour and wit the director has uncovered a story of courage to be one self, and she shows a love story that transcends borders, language and nationality.

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Director: Iben Haahr Andersen

Script: Iben Haahr Andersen

Dramaturg: Jens Arentzen

Producer: Lise Saxtrup

Development producer: Louise Køster

Production assistant: Luise Jørgensen

Camera: Iben Haahr Andersen

Editor: Julie Winding and Henrik Vincent Thiesen

Composer: Jacob Groth

Sound design: Peter Albrechtsen


With the support of The Danish Film Institute and DR.



Iben Haahr Andersen graduated from The Danish Film School (1982) as sound designer.

For the last 12 years she has moved into directing documentaries of which four have won acknowledged prices (”My Love”-”Hello my name is lesbian”- ”Two Women on a River” & ”Sound on Life”, ”In Light of the Revolution”).



2016: ”Xenia” (55 min, doc), 2015: ”In Light of the Revolution” (55 min, doc), ”Life according to Anton” (58 min, doc), 2012: ”My Love” (58 min, doc), 2009: ”Hello my name is Lesbian” (52 min, doc), 2006: ”Sound on Life” (41 min, doc), 2002: ”Min egen motorhest” (28 min, doc), 1996: ”Two Women on a River” (54 min, doc)




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