He's My Brother

Cille Hannibal, Denmark, 2021

75 min.DK/Documentary

Most people have five senses. Peter only has three, having lost both his sight and
hearing as a newborn. His family must see and hear the world for him.
Today, Peter is 29. His needs are so special that he lives with his parents. When his
mother, Jonna, was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, a bigger thought process
was set in motion: what will happen to her 29-year old boy, blind and deaf since birth,
when she is no longer here? The help provided from the public services is not sufficient,
and so it is down to Jonna, Peter’s father Jørgen and his sister Christine to manage their
challenging day-to-day life alone.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Skyggebarn
Danish title Skyggebarn
Keywords Disabled, Families, Family life, Blind people, Deafened, Siblings, Responsibility, Emotions, 2020-2030
Director Cille Hannibal
Co-director Christine Hanberg
Producer Monica Hellström
Director of Photography Cille Hannibal, Christine Hanberg, Julie Bezerra Madsen
Editor Sofie Stenberger, Cille Hannibal, Cathrine Ambus
Sound Rune van Deurs, Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Sune Køter Kølster
Production country Denmark
Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
International sales Cinephil
Online release 18.03.2022, Filmcentralen
Comment Cille Hannibal graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2013. Her previous film, 'The Night We Fell' (2018), premiered at CPH:DOX.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
Co-production Sant & Usant
With support from TV2 Danmark, Det Danske Filminstitut, Norsk Filminstitutt, Fritt Ord, SVT, VGTV


Direction Cille Hannibal
Co-director Christine Hanberg


Idea Christine Hanberg


Producer Monica Hellström
Co-producer Anita Rehoff Larsen
Executive producer Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Associate producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Associate producer Anne Köhncke
Associate producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Producer: development Vibeke Vogel
Producer: development Rikke Tambo Andersen
Production manager Maria Kristensen
Production manager Esther Nissen
Post Producer Francesc Sitges-Sarda


Cinematographer Cille Hannibal
Cinematographer Christine Hanberg
Cinematographer Julie Bezerra Madsen
Archival footage Jonna Hanberg
Archival footage Jørgen Hanberg


Editor Sofie Stenberger
Editor Cille Hannibal
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Editor: development Michael Aaglund


Composer Sune Køter Kølster


Sound designer Rune van Deurs
Sound designer Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Colorist Tom Chr. Lilletvedt
Supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Digital intermediate technician Joakim Hauge Vocke

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Audience Award 2021 München Documentary Festival 2021
Special Mention 2021 CPH:DOX 2021

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2021-11-03
Bergen International Film festival 2021-10-20
München Documentary Festival 2021-05-05
CPH:DOX 2021-04-21
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