Jeg dig elsker

Ulrik Wivel, Denmark, 2005

24 min.DK/Documentary

The ballet »La Sylphide« is August Bournonville's only tragedy, and Wivel's inspiration for the film, »I You Love«.The film tells the story of a young man who runs away on his wedding day, follows his passion and accepts the consequences. In this chamber play of dance we experience the main character, James, his beloved sylph and their inner and outer resistance personified in the witch. The director of the ballet, played by dancer Nikolaj Hübbe, stages the drama for us. Through his experience with the role of James and direct access to the language of ballet, a world is created around the lovers in relation to the dramatic dimensions of the tale.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Jeg dig elsker
Danish title Jeg dig elsker
Other titles Jeg dig elsker / Urge / Danser - 3 dansefilm af Ulrik Wivel, Sylfiden
Keywords Dance (Dancing), Ballet
Director Ulrik Wivel
Screenplay Ulrik Wivel
Producer Marianne Christensen
Director of Photography Sebastian Winterø
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Mikkel Groos
Appearances Mads Blangstrup, Gudrun Bojesen, Lis Jeppesen, Nikolaj Hübbe
Production country Denmark
Production company Det Kongelige Teater
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Christensen / Allégade 22 F, 2. / 2000 Frederiksberg / t +45 4013 1703 / marianne@ludvigsminde.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
TV release 22.05.2005, DR 2
Danish theatrical release 11.11.2005
Cinemas Empire
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Det Kongelige Teater
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Ulrik Wivel


Script Ulrik Wivel


Producer Marianne Christensen
Production manager Caroline Schlüter


Cinematography Sebastian Winterø


Stills Sebastian Winterø


Editing Cathrine Ambus


Sound engineer Mikkel Groos
Sound mixer Morten Groth Brandt


James Mads Blangstrup
Sylfiden Gudrun Bojesen
Heksen Lis Jeppesen
Instruktøren Nikolaj Hübbe

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Danish short fiction 2006 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006-09-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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