The Kid and the Clown

Ida Grøn, Denmark, 2011

53 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

This is the story about Tobias and Angus, a clown whose job is much more than making people laugh and a boy whose life is more about surviving than living. Tobias is six years old when he falls ill with cancer. Angus works as a hospital clown at the children's ward. We follow the two of them in their common fight to keep living and to enjoy life while fighting. This is a story about electric guitars, magic and cancer. About being all alone and having someone to be alone with.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Klovn for livet
Danish title Klovn for livet
Keywords Cancer, Cancer patients, Clowns, Hospitals, Skejby Sygehus, Children
Director Ida Grøn
Producer Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Ida Grøn
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Roger Goula
Appearance Ewan MacKinnon, Tobias Ralph Pedersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Final Cut for Real ApS


Direction Ida Grøn


Producer Anne Köhncke
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Producer's assistant Maria Kristensen
Producer's assistant Heidi Elise Christensen
Post-producton coordinator Monica Hellström
Technical advisor Helene Meden Hansen


Cinematography Ida Grøn


Editing Niels Pagh Andersen
Trailer editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen


Music Roger Goula


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
B-sound designer Jacques Pedersen


Voiceover Puk Scharbau


Appearance Ewan MacKinnon
Appearance Tobias Ralph Pedersen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Mid Length Documentary 2012 Krakow Film Festival 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2012-04-26
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-11-16
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad 2012-04-25
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2011-05-30
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