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Portal to Peace

Thomas Stenderup, Denmark, 1996

30 min.DK/Documentary

»Portal to Peace« is a film about a ritual with a very practical background: in a culture where cremation is unusual, cemeteries fill up rapidly. In Latin America and in some other places, to solve the problem, remains are frequently exhumed. In Cuba, two year after interment. Relatives are invited to observe the little ritual. The music of the film is drawn from requiems from different periods. Twelve pieces by seven different composers are quoted. Together, they make up a traditional requiem, although only a few passages from the "dies irae" have been included, and other sections are slightly abbreviated.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Fredens port
Danish title Fredens port
Keywords Christianity, Latin America, Death, Cuba, Religion, Catholicism, Funeral habits
Director Thomas Stenderup
Screenplay Thomas Stenderup
Director of Photography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Jesús Léon
Production country Denmark, Finland, Germany
Production company Final Cut Productions
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
TV release 28.03.1997, TV 2
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production company Final Cut Productions
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Thomas Stenderup

Script

Script Thomas Stenderup

Production

Production Maria Magdalena Garcia

Cinematography

Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle

Stills

Stills Anthony Dod Mantle

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound

Sound Jesús Léon
Sound: post production Morten Bøttzauw

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Krakow Film Festival 2010-05-31
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