Between A Rock And A Hard Place
(Selection of 2020 program)
Birthe is 81 years old, she lives with her 55 year old daughter Karen. Birthe is struggling with dementia and the local authority believes that she’s no longer capable of taking care of her daughter, who has Downs Syndrome, and which mental age is like an 8-year-old. We meet the family on the day of their separation and Karen’s departure to the local Care Center. We experience Birthe’s denial about her own abilities, as she firmly believes that she’s still fit to take proper care of her own daughter. Two elderly women both experiencing a separation process late in their life.
About the director
Mads Koudal (Aarhus, Denmark, 01/22/1977) has written, edited, and directed music videos, comedy sketches, for TV broadcasting (’TV2 Zulu’ and ’Comedy Central’ among others). In 2016 he was nominated for Music Video Director of the Year at CPH PIX. Besides Directing, Mads primarily works as an actor and just recently as a Hospital Clown - at public hospitals in Denmark. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" is Mads' first short film experience as a Director and Writer.
- Mads Koudal
- Mads Koudal
- Tobias Scavenius
- Thorbjørn Münter
- Rodney Wilkins
- Aske Bode
- Christopher Jermiin Anker & Martin Rasmussen
- Ghita Nørby, Rasmussen, Charlotte Fich, Mikkel Vadsholt
- Marta Salvador Tato, Distribution with Glasses
- OmeU (Danish)
- 19 minutes