Weltschmerz

A Film by Jesper Dalgaard

Synopsis

While the world is ablaze, a blind director asks her theater group to help her process her broken heart. In a chaotic and iconographic role play, the group embarks on its search for love’s true nature, while the fear of the physical world’s limitations are buried deep underneath the stage floor.

Director

  • Picture of Jesper Dalgaard © Jesper Dalgaard

    Jesper Dalgaard

    Jesper Dalgaard (1989, Denmark) graduated from the National Danish Film School in 2017 and is an award-winning writer and director, who has been in competition and screened at IFFR, SXSW, Nordisk Panorama and OFF, where his film Übermensch won Best Danish Short Film in 2017. He has received a Special Mention two years in a row at Sheffield Doc/Fest and his graduation film Weltschmerz won a Danish Academy Award. His work has been ‘Staff Picked’ by Vimeo, Premiered at Nowness and ‘Short of the week’. Working in the field of merging theater, documentary, and fiction, he often creates characters and aesthetics with a bleeding love for mythology and the dark horses of society.
    His first feature MOONBLOOD is in development and was presented at CineMart, IFFR 2018.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY*
    THE DANISH ACADEMY AWARD February 7, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST (Short Doc Competition, International Premiere, Sheffield, UK) June 10, 2018
  • ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Documentary Competition, Odense, Denmark)August 27, 2018
  • *BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    EKKO SHORTLIST AWARD (Official Selection, Copenhagen, Denmark) November 24, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT OF THE SEASON*
    2nd THINKING HAT FICTION CHALLENGE SEASON 1 (Official Selection, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)February 10, 2019
  • 2nd BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)March 23, 2019
  • 48th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Potsdam, Germany)April 24, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT FILM AWARD*
    13th SORSICORTI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palermo, Italy)May 27, 2019
  • 18th IVY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)April 8, 2019
  • 10th LEIDEN INT'L SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)May 9, 2019
  • 5th DIVERSIONS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia)June 10, 2019
  • 15th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 24, 2019
  • 8th ON ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)July 5, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 14th SAPPORO INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AND MARKET (Official Selection, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan)October 16, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Jesper Dalgaard
Screenplay
Jesper Dalgaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Producer
Niclas Caroc Warner
Director of Photography
Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner
Art Direction
Mina Lejbølle
Costume Design
Jesper Dalgaard, Mina Lejbølle
Sound
Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Editor
Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Sound Design
Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Music
Johan Carøe, Søren Stenager

Cast

Anne Sophie
Anne Sophie Lübeck
Christian
Christian Mollerup
Janick
Janick Phil Nielsen
Marie
Marie Jensen

Details

Running Time
29 minutes
Shooting Format
Digital 1920p
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
19:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

National Film School of Denmark
Theodor Christensens Plads 1
1437 Copenhagen K

+45 32 68 64 00

inform@filmskolen.dk

DIRECTOR

Jesper Dalgaard
dalgaarddoc@gmail.com
www.jesperdalgaard.com
Instagram: jesper_dalgaard