Jerusalem My Love

Jeppe Rønde, Denmark, 2004

74 min.DK/Documentary

»Jerusalem My Love« is a film about Jerusalem's uncompromising nature of faith. The director's quest for faith becomes the 'little story' that mirrors Jerusalem's 'big story' - a story about loss, repression and love. The film's 'outer' track follows the 'prophets' in their daily work in the midst of Jerusalem's violence. Each represents the city's three monotheistic religions. Three different and yet not so different men are thus presented to us: the Jewish charity worker, Israel; the Muslim drug rehabilitator, Muhammad; and the American street-prophet, Ted - all of whom have plans of their own for the director. The 'inner' track follows the director's existential search to discover what faith consists of - and why he loses his lifelong faith, in Jerusalem of all places. Simultaneously, on the film's inner track, we see the director undergoing hypnosis - in his pursuit of an explanation to help him understand why his beloved Jerusalem and these men made him lose his faith.

Selected for First Appearance, IDFA Amsterdam 2003
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Jerusalem, min elskede
Danish title Jerusalem, min elskede
Keywords Israel, Jerusalem, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Belief, Politics
Director Jeppe Rønde
Director of Photography Jeppe Rønde, Sebastian Winterø
Editor Theis Schmidt
Sound Rune Palving
Composer David Sebastian Buus, Jeppe Rønde
Production country Denmark
Production company Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Cosmo Film
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish theatrical release 04.03.2005
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Øst for Paradis (Århus)
TV release 28.03.2005, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Cosmo Film


Direction Jeppe Rønde


Production Rasmus Thorsen
Production Anne Diemer
Production Allan Sørensen
Production Lise Saxtrup


Cinematography Jeppe Rønde
Cinematography Sebastian Winterø
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Jan Pallesen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Allan Sørensen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Theis Schmidt


Stills Jeppe Rønde
Stills Nadav Neuhaus


Editing Theis Schmidt


Music David Sebastian Buus
Music Jeppe Rønde


Sound Rune Palving

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2004 CPH:DOX 2004
Golden Dove 2004 Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2004
Audience Award 2004 Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2004
Special Mention 2004 Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2004

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
ZagrebDox 2005-02-22
CPH:DOX 2004-11-05
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2004-10-26
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2004-10-19
Bergen International Film festival 2004-10-14
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2004-09-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2004-07-02
Göteborg International Film Festival 2004-01-23
Amsterdam, IDFA 2003-11-20
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