october, 2022

01oct17:0018:45The Captain's HeartA fascinating animated documentary about life at sea and at shore

Event Details

Danish animated documentary by director Simon Bang, which portray his grandfather, Knud Goth’s (1893-1966) life story with a strong visual style that takes us through historical focal points in San Francisco, Cuba, West Africa and Europe, among other places.

Knud, who went to sea as a 14-year-old, goes ashore 50 years later wearing the captain’s hat, and memories from two world wars in the ship’s coffin. He has survived submarine attacks, crashes and the yellow fever. Along the way, he also meets love, and although it is not easy to be both a captain and a family man, his wife Anna and the children have cultivated him as a hero. But when he goes ashore, he is caught in new storms that even two world wars have not been able to prepare him for.

The film is nominated for VAF Best Feature 2022, read more about the award here

Recommended from 15 years. The film is screened in Danish

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