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Pernille Grønkjær

Pernille Rose Grønkjær



Pernille Rose Grønkjær was born in 1973 in Denmark. She graduated from the National Danish Film School in 1997. She is the director of various documentary films for the screen and for television including Min morfar forfra, Repeating Grandpa (selected for Input 2002 at Rotterdam), and The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun, winner of the Joris Ivens competition at IDFA 2006. "Method acting is when actors "live" the part od the character they are going to "portray". Sometimes in documentary I get the same feeling: Living and breathing the main characters. "Method Doc" is a perfect expression for this. Spending so much time with your characters you become a natural part of their world,...“ she says about her working method.


Those Were the Days (52´, Denmark, 1998)
Min morfar forfra/ Repeating Grandpa (28´, Denmark, 2001)
TV-Glad (8x30´, Denmark, 2003)
Det komplicerede familieliv (4x28´, Denmark, 2003)
Modepatruljen (20x25´, Denmark, 2004)
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (84´, Denmark, 2006)
Love Addict (87', Denmark, 2011)
The House Inside Her (Denmark, 2011)

Monastery 01

The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun

The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (Orig.) / 2006 / Denmark / 84 min

The Monastery is the story about the 82 year old bachelor Mr. Vig - who has never known love - and Sister Amvrosija, a young Russian nun who by chance or destiny, becomes part of his life.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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