Before the Frost (Før frosten)

  •   Michael Noer
  •   Denmark
  •   International Feature Competition
  •   Drama, Historical


“A tour-de-force performance from veteran Danish actor Jesper Christensen” -THR

An aging farmer in rural Denmark must make some difficult decisions about his family and his land in this gripping 1850s period piece from the director of the recent Papillon remake. Faced with the prospect of starvation during another tough winter, Jens enters into a Faustian deal with a wealthy, neighboring farmer that he soon comes to regret. This tense drama has the heft and incisiveness of Shakespearean tragedy.

  •  Danish with subtitles
  •  80 minutes


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International Competition Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation