New Nordic Cinema: Uncle

Kris (Jette Søndergaard) lives on a derelict farm in a small Danish town that she runs with her disabled uncle, with a quirky but loving relationship filled with daily routines and moments of comfortable silence. But when one day she miraculously saves the life of a newborn calf, her dream of becoming a veterinarian — which she had put on hold to care for her uncle — is rekindled. In pursuit of her studies, she develops a friendship with the chatty veterinarian Johannes, and begins to branch out into the world beyond her small farm — even starting a relationship with a young man in town. But her overprotective role in her relationship with her uncle, and her heavy workload in maintaining their farm, continue to get in the way of her blossoming new life.

  • Jette Søndergaard, Peter H. Tygesen, Ole Caspersen, Tue Frisk Petersen
  • Frelle Petersen
  • In Danish with English Subtitles
  • Denmark
  • 105 minutes
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