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by Heidi Maria Faisst


Katrine has just given birth to a beautiful little girl. But motherhood isn't as blissful as Katrine imagined it to be. She can't really connect emotionally with her baby, her body hurts and she feels weird. When her boyfriend Andreas has to go away for work, the new role as stay-at-home-mom makes her feel uneasy and isolated. Katrine therefore sees her new situation as an opportunity to reconnect with her own mother, whom she hasn't seen for years. Her mother comes to see Katrine and the baby. The two women try to reach out and be good mothers, and meanwhile Katrine desperately searches for her own place in a world that seems slowly to be coming apart.

international title: The Blessing
original title: Velsignelsen
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Heidi Maria Faisst
film run: 100'
screenplay: Heidi Maria Faisst
cast: Lærke Winther, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Mads Riisom
cinematography by: Manuel Alberto Claro
film editing: Cathrine Ambus
art director: Charlotte Bech
producer: Meta Louise Foldager, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
production: Zentropa Entertainments
backing: New Danish Screen
distributor: TrustNordisk
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