Louise og Papaya

Jannik Splidsboel, Denmark, 2003

18 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

Louise lives in a little wooden house surrounded by a lush garden. She has invented an invisible friend whom she calls Papaya. They play together, travel and dance flamenco. However it's not always easy to understand what is going on ¿ her little friend is not visible to her parents, her sister, nor her best friend Amalie. This is a film that will provide young viewers with food for thought as they view and listen to 8-year-old Louise and her friend, Amalie, exchange their views on how this imaginary figure, Papaya, actually exists in the real world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Louise og Papaya
Danish title Louise og Papaya
Other titles Min usynlige veninde, Filmhits for børn 3
Keywords Children, Girls, Imaginary Friends
Director Jannik Splidsboel
Screenplay Jannik Splidsboel
Director of Photography Bøje Lomholdt
Editor Mette Esmark
Sound Jens Henrik Andersen
Composer Pia Rasmussen
Appearance Louise Norsker, Amalie Christine Thomasen, Annemette Norsker, Sigrid Norsker
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Radiator Film ApS
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 30.01.2004
Cinemas Cinemateket vist sammen med "Lille far"
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Radiator Film ApS
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jannik Splidsboel


Script Jannik Splidsboel


Production Stefan Frost
Production Henrik Underbjerg


Cinematography Bøje Lomholdt


Stills Charlotte Haslund-Christensen


Editing Mette Esmark


Music Pia Rasmussen


Sound Jens Henrik Andersen
Sound: post production Henrik Gugge Garnov


Appearance Louise Norsker
Appearance Amalie Christine Thomasen
Appearance Annemette Norsker
Appearance Sigrid Norsker
Appearance Axel Norsker

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2005-07-16
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2005-01-12
Amsterdam, IDFA 2004-11-18
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2004-09-22
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2004-03-28
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