The pig (Grisen)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 19, 19:00 and Monday, June 22, 21:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Denmark
Year of Production: 2008
Duration: 23′
Category: Fiction

Director: Dorte Hoegh
Screenplay: Anders August, Dorte Hoegh
Cinematographer: Jens Schlosser
Editor: Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Music: Bent Fabricius Bjerre
Producer: Christian Potalivo
Cast: Henning Moritzen, Farshad Kholghi, Trine Pallesen

Synopsis: The 78-year-old Asbjorn Hall is admitted to the hospital with suspicion of cancer. He feels scared and lonely, but a painting on the wall showing a jumping pig becomes his guardian angel. As a Pakistani man called Aslam is placed in the bed next to him the painting is removed, as the family finds it offensive. An argument evolves.

Festivals & Awards: Den norske filmfestivalen Haugesund 2008, The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival 2008, Orlando Film Festival 2008, Miami Short Film Festival 2008, Phoenix Film Festival 2008, Nashville Film Festival 2008, CPH:Pix, Copenhagen Denmark 2008, Cannes, Marche du Film, France 2009, Warsaw International Film Festival 2009