You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Everything Is Relative

Ambitious experimental docu "Everything Is Relative," by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage -- shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand -- into philosophical chapters such as "Love," "Loss," "Happiness, "Illness," "Time" and "Light."

Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary or identifying didactics, provocative, intellectually challenging material will likely be off-putting to auds who prefer to be spoon-fed their subject matter. Specialty fests and Euro tube should constitute the pic’s best markets.

Some footage is disturbingly intimate, including a real-time, tight-focus childbirth scene from the Mozambique, the homevideo diary of a Danish woman undergoing breast cancer treatment, and closeups of a man and a woman making love in semi-darkened bedroom. More broadly engaging are the tales of love from around the world, with couples shot against the same backdrop. Slow pans over stylized, studio-lit tableaux illustrate each chapter heading in cheeky fashion, and each section also includes mock-serious musings from screenwriter Mogens Rukov, a legendary professor from the Danish Film School, often referred to as Dr. Dogme. Ace tech package smoothly incorporates an assortment of materials.

Everything Is Relative

Denmark

Production: A Tju-Bang Film 2 Aps production, in association with Angel Film, with the support of New Danish Screen. (International sales: SF Film Production, Copenhagen.) Produced by Christian Rank. Directed by Mikala Krogh. Screenplay, Mogens Rukov, Krogh.

Crew: Camera (color, DigiBeta), Manuel Alberto Claro, Adam Philp; editor, Theis Schmidt; music, Joachim Holbek; production designer, Rasmus Cold. Reviewed at Karlovy Vary Film Festival (competing), July 5, 2008. Original title: Alt er relativt. Danish, English, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi dialogue. Running time: 75 MIN.

More Film

  • ITV Studios Global Ent. To Handle

    ITV Studios Global Ent. To Handle Movistar+ Original 'Felix'

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • Media Luna Picks 'The Unseen,' 'Angela'

    Ventana Sur: Media Luna Picks Up Puenzo's 'The Unseen,' Quintero's ‘Angela’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite

    Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • SGIFF: Anup Singh Readies Third Film

    Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (EXCLUSIVE) 

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • 'Call Me by Your Name' Costumes,

    Luca Guadagnino Relied on a Pair of Longtime Friends for 'Call Me by Your Name' Decor, Costumes

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    Ambitious experimental docu “Everything Is Relative,” by young Danish helmer Mikala Krogh, explores her own theory of relativity by organizing new, archival and homemovie footage — shot in Denmark, Mozambique, Japan, Dubai, the U.S. and Thailand — into philosophical chapters such as “Love,” “Loss,” “Happiness, “Illness,” “Time” and “Light.” Edited for contrast without voiceover commentary […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content