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October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

California Premiere


Three generations of a family have gathered at the matriarch’s (Ghita Nørby) house for the weekend. Terminally ill, she wants them to bid her a final farewell, having decided to end her life come Sunday. Sisters Sanne (Danica Curcic) and Heidi  (Paprika Steen) have accepted her desire to die before her disease worsens, but as the weekend progresses, their mother’s decision becomes increasingly hard to deal with, and old conflicts bubble up. August’s emotional meditation on life, love, and death won the Danish Bodil Awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay.

Director: Billie August (The House of the Spirits -1993 | Pelle the Conqueror – 1987, Les Misérables – 1998)

FESTIVALS:  Spain, Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival; Estonia, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival; Sweden, Göteborg Film Festival; Ireland, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival; Republic of Macedonia, Skopje Film Festival; Germany, Munich International Film Festival; Israel, Haifa Film Festival; Iceland, Reyjkavik International Film Festival; Japan, Tokyo Northern Lights Festival; Singapore, European Union Film Festival; Canada, Ottawa European Union Film Festival; Bulgaria, Severno Siyanie

AWARDS:  Denmark: Bodil Awards: Won, Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay; Robert Festival: Best Supporting Actress; Spain: San Sebastián International Film Festival, Best Actress


“Masterfully crafted family drama which tackles its tricky theme with a surfeit of restrained good taste.” The Hollywood Reporter


Running Time:  98 min
Language:  Danish with English subtitles
Distributor:  LevelKOfficial Website w|Trailer:  https://www.levelk.dk/films/silent-heart/1244


October 7, 2017
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society