Kira's Reason - a Love Story

Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark, 2001

93 min.DK/Feature

Kira and Mads, in their thirties, have two children and enjoy a good life, until after Kira's manic disorder and sojourn in a psychiatric ward. All Kira now yearns for is to nourish a profound desire to live up to expectations and comply with the demands placed on her as a mother and wife. She desperately wants to succeed, but fails, breaking the rules of conduct and creating scandals. Her relationship with her husband and kids suffers, due to her escapades and her lack of self-control. When she discovers Mads had an affair during her hospitalization, she intensifies her efforts to regain her family, but comes to realize that she cannot live the life of the wife and mother she used to be.
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Original title En kærlighedshistorie
Danish title En kærlighedshistorie
Other titles Dogme #21
Director Ole Christian Madsen
Screenplay Ole Christian Madsen, Mogens Rukov
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Sound Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Pétur Einarsson
Composer Øyvind Ougaard, César Berti
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Appearance Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen, Camilla Bendix, Sven Wollter
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 2536 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 26.10.2001
Cinemas Dagmar, Palladium, Grand, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt ti biografer i provinsen.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome


Direction Ole Christian Madsen
Casting Rie Hedegaard


Script Ole Christian Madsen
Script Mogens Rukov


Production Morten Kaufmann
Production Bo Ehrhardt


Cinematography Jørgen Johansson


Still photographer Per Arnesen


Editing Søren B. Ebbe


Music Øyvind Ougaard
Music César Berti


Sound Sigurdur Sigurdsson
Sound Pétur Einarsson
Sound: post production Hans Møller


Kira Stine Stengade
Mads, Kiras mand Lars Mikkelsen
Charlotte, Kiras søster Camilla Bendix
Kiras far Sven Wollter
Mikkel Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen
Julius Oliver Appelt Nielsen
Mads' chef Klaus Pagh
Michelle Lotte Bergstrøm
John Nicolas Bro
Gustav, svensker Thomas Waern Gabrielsson
Erik Jesper Hyldegaard
Kay Peaches Latrice Petersen
Receptionist på Vestersøhus Bent Kaiser
Tjener på Marienlyst Michael Zuckow Mardorf
Avislæsende mand Gérard Bidstrup
Appearance Henrik Birch

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Eucemenical Award 2001 Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011-11-04
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002-11-23
Warsaw International Film Festival 2002-10-03
Shanghai International Film Festival 2002-06-08
Seattle International Film Festival 2002-05-23
New York New Directors/New Films 2002-03-24
Göteborg International Film Festival 2002-01-25
Oslo International Film Festival 2001-11-15
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2001-11-08
London Film Festival 2001-11-07
Toronto International Film Festival 2001-09-06
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