Dreaming of a Family

Mira Jargil, Denmark, 2013

87 min.DK/Documentary

Per is part of a father's group for disadvantaged single dads at the social services department. Per has been drinking and smoking hash for a lifetime, but is now clean in his seventh year. His eight-year-old daughter Ilse has been placed in a foster home and Per's big wish is to reunite Ilse with her mother, Christina, who she hasn't seen since she was around six months old. Like Per, Christina has been a long-time substance abuser. The documentary tracks the little family and the ups and downs of their journey together. It's hard for an eight-year-old to relate to a new family. And it's hard for two people who have barely been able to take care of themselves to take care of a small child.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Drømmen om en familie
Danish title Drømmen om en familie
Keywords Substance abuse, Substance abuse, Families, Denmark, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Mira Jargil
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Adam Wallensten, Christian Sønderby Jepsen, Brian Curt Petersen, Per Lynggaard
Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Thomas Huus
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Plus Pictures
International sales Plus Pictures ApS
Danish festival release 07.11.2013
TV release 07.01.2014, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Plus Pictures
With support from New Danish Screen


Direction Mira Jargil


Producer Mette Heide
Post-producton coordinator Erlend Indseth


Cinematographer Adam Wallensten
Cinematographer Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Cinematographer Brian Curt Petersen
Cinematographer Per Lynggaard


Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen


Composer Jonas Colstrup


Sound engineer Thomas Huus
B-sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
B-sound designer Jacques Pedersen
B-sound designer Rune Palving
Sound assistant Mikkel Nielsen
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley recordist Hannu Karppinen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29
Reykjavik Film Festival 2014-09-25
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2014-03-14
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