Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 2005

27 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A personal portrait of Danish film director, journalist and poet Jørgen Leth, of his childhood in the city of Aarhus. He takes us to secret spots, which convey an atmosphere of warm summer evenings, childhood heroes, school, the egg sandwiches, the wet cork belt and a schoolyard romance. It is childhood, schoolmates, playmates, parents and grandparents, uncles and aunts who people this film. A family engaged in the railways, a department store cafeteria and the velodrome. Filmed by Leth's regular photographer Dan Holmberg in the same tableau-like style as in »New Scenes from America« (2002) and their classic »66 Scenes from America« (1981).
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Original title Aarhus
Danish title Aarhus
Other titles Århus
Keywords Denmark's history, Leth, Jørgen, Aarhus
Director Jørgen Leth
Screenplay Jørgen Leth
Producer Marianne Christensen
Director of Photography Dan Holmberg
Editor Camilla Skousen
Sound Niels Arnt Torp
Composer Lars H.U.G.
Appearance Jørgen Leth
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 30.09.2005
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Øst for Paradis (Århus)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jørgen Leth


Script Jørgen Leth


Producer Marianne Christensen
Executive producer Kim Magnusson
Production manager Merete Stubkjær
Production coordinator: post-production Nanna van Elk


Cinematography Dan Holmberg
Graphic design Carina Jensen


Stills Dan Holmberg
Director's portrait Søren Kirkegaard


Editing Camilla Skousen


Music Lars H.U.G.
Musical arrangement Povl Kristian


Sound Niels Arnt Torp

Visual effects

Graphic design Carina Jensen
Colorist Sandra Klass
Compositing Alexander Marthin


Appearance Jørgen Leth

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Festival screenings

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Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2010-10-14
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2008-10-15
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2006-10-30
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2006-03-23
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005-08-11
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