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GIRAFFE

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Directed by Anna Sofie Hartmann
Germany, Denmark, 2019
Drama
      Danish
      English & 6 more
      GENERAL

Synopsis

An ethnologist in her late 30s arrives on an island in the south of Denmark to study its inhabitants and record their traditions. Their homes are set to be demolished to build a tunnel linking to Germany. Unexpectedly, she meets an attractive younger man, a laborer who’s been hired from Poland.

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Premiering at Locarno, Anna Sofie Hartmann’s sophomore feature is a multilayered, hybrid delicacy. Giraffe attempts to decipher the place of memory within globalization, interweaving the stories of real people affected by a construction project with a fictional ethnologist’s life and love.

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Synopsis

An ethnologist in her late 30s arrives on an island in the south of Denmark to study its inhabitants and record their traditions. Their homes are set to be demolished to build a tunnel linking to Germany. Unexpectedly, she meets an attractive younger man, a laborer who’s been hired from Poland.

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GiraffeDirected byAnna Sofie Hartmann
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2019

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