A Piano Tale

Benjamin Holmsteen, Denmark, 2003

9 min.DK/Short fictionMusic films

A lovely girl and a piano meet. She is nervous, but curious about the other creature - the piano. And carefully like a deer she approaches the piano. The girl and the piano slowly and carefully get to know one another.
But suddenly a naughty boy intrudes! A conflict between a classical pianist and a jazz pianist... A meeting between two extremes... A meeting between two people, whom at first glance may seem as great
individuals and perhaps have little in common, but if they try to communicate and understand each other, something beautiful can be born from their meeting.
Original music by Tori Amos and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title A Piano Tale
Danish title A Piano Tale
Director Benjamin Holmsteen
Screenplay Benjamin Holmsteen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Marlene Billie Andreasen
Sound Lars Nissen
Appearance Katrine Gislinge, Nikolaj Hess
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 24.01.2003
Cinemas Park Bio forfilm til 'It's all about love'
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Benjamin Holmsteen


Script Benjamin Holmsteen


Production Una Voetmann


Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Key grip Jimmy Leavens


Editing Marlene Billie Andreasen


Sound designer Lars Nissen
Sound editor Niels Arild

Visual effects

Digital artist Troels Hoe


Klassisk pianist Katrine Gislinge
Jazzpianist Nikolaj Hess

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11
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