DVD Movie Review: Ønskebørn (Out of Love) (2009)

20105371_1_IMG_FIX_700x700Tough to be young

Back in 2009, the European Film Academy (EFA) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam honoured the Rotterdam Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2010, the Danish film Ønskebørn (Out of Love), directed by Birgitte Stærmose.

The film is was selected by the festival’s international jury, which was made up of Jeremy Rigsby (programmer of Media City Festival in Windsor, Canada), Shai Heredia (director of Filter India Festival, Mumbai, India) and film-maker, writer, visual artist and teacher Albert Wulffers (the Netherlands).

It tells a gripping story, in an unorthodox way, about the experiences of children in an unreal-looking Pristina, the capital of Kosovo.

The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

Watch the trailer here.

29 mins. In Danish.

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