Twinkle twinkle little star

Heidi Maria Faisst, Denmark, 2006

58 min.DK/Short fiction

A chamber play taking place around Christmas, where Liv, her brother and mother are to celebrate Christmas together. The father has recently left the family and 14-year-old Liv cannot accept that Christmas is not what it used to be. Liv does her best in order to keep both family and Christmas together, but when her mother invites a young colleague to celebrate Christmas with the family a painful struggle for power between Liv and her mother takes place. This eventually affects all involved.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Liv
Danish title Liv
Other titles New Danish Screen 001
Keywords Girls, Mothers, Mother-daughter relationship, Jealousy, Families, Power struggles, Christmas
Director Heidi Maria Faisst
Screenplay Heidi Maria Faisst
Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor Jacob Thuesen
Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Composer Povl Kristian
Production designer Charlotte Bech
Appearance Malou Reymann, Nastja Arcel, Paw Henriksen, Frederik Paarup
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 1816 meter, 35 mm, 1,33:1, color, Dolby SR
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Heidi Maria Faisst


Script Heidi Maria Faisst


Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro


Editing Jacob Thuesen


Music Povl Kristian


Production design Charlotte Bech


Wardrobe Pernille Holm


Sound Morten Groth Brandt


Liv Malou Reymann
Livs mor Nastja Arcel
Livs bror Paw Henriksen
Danny Frederik Paarup

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
SF Nordic Talent Award 2006 Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006
Speciel Mention 2006 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2007-04-24
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2007-04-02
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13
Göteborg International Film Festival 2007-01-26
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04
Bergen International Film festival 2006-10-20
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2006-10-11
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2006-09-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006-06-30
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