Mads Matthiesen, Denmark, 2008

24 min.DK/Short fiction

Cathrine, 16, has met Lars, 33, in a local shopping centre and fallen in love with him. She conceals the relationship from her parents, but one day she returns home from school to find that her secret has been revealed. The film tells the story of Cathrine and the difficulties she faces in her attmpt to emancipate herself from her parents.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Cathrine
Danish title Cathrine
Keywords Falling in love, Teenagers, Girls, Age Differences, Mother-daughter relationship, Relationship, Denmark, 2000-2009
Director Mads Matthiesen
Screenplay Mads Matthiesen
Producer Jonas Bagger
Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Editor Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet
Sound Lars Halvorsen
Composer Sune Martin
Production designer Linn Sandholm
Casting Gro Metha Therp, Ditte Kiel
Appearance Helena Wagn Ivansdóttir, Mads Riisom, Bettina Schjerlund, Hans Holtegaard
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Film, Super16, Framework Films
Domestic distribution Framework Films
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish festival release 18.09.2009, Cinemateket, Buster Filmfestival for børn og unge 2009
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Nordisk Film, Super16, Framework Films
Domestic distribution Framework Films


Direction Mads Matthiesen
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Casting Ditte Kiel
Continuity Natasha Andersen


Script Mads Matthiesen


Producer Jonas Bagger
Co-producer Mikkel Bussenius Kastberg
Unit manager Mikkel Palmbo
Production assistant Rosa Marie Øllgaard


Cinematography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
First assistant camera Anders Thorsby
First assistant camera Thue Garde Finnich
First assistant camera Theodor Synnestvedt
First assistant camera Jakob Løfberg


Editing Mads Matthiesen
Editing Martin Zandvliet


Music Sune Martin

Production design

Production designer Linn Sandholm
Assistant set dresser Julie Gaarskjær


Wardrobe Melanie Soriano
Stylist May Stauber


Stylist May Stauber


Sound Lars Halvorsen
B-sound designer: post-production Jess Wolfsberg
Sound mixer Peter Albrechtsen

Visual effects

Colourist Anders Vadgaard Christensen


Cathrine Helena Wagn Ivansdóttir
Lars Mads Riisom
Appearance Bettina Schjerlund
Appearance Hans Holtegaard
Appearance Eva Thompson

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2010 Angers Premiers Plans 2010
Best Danish short fiction 2009 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2012-09-21
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2010-11-11
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29
Warsaw International Film Festival 2009-10-10
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17
Melbourne Film Festival 2009-07-24
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27
New York New Directors/New Films 2009-03-25
Berlinale 2009-02-05
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