How does one live with the unbearable, when the worst has happened and the one to blame is yourself? Death of a Child is an exploration of the lives of parents who have caused their own children’s deaths. This film encompasses many different situations in life where tragedy hits and where someone is at fault. However, there is something about what these parents have done that seem to trigger a specific social rage and condemnation. Because what kind of parent forgets a baby in a car?
Lasse Barkfors was born in Denmark in 1980. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (2007-12). He has directed several short, fiction and experimental films. He is currently working on the third documentary in the Barkfors’ trilogy on social stigma, and is in post-production with his first feature fiction, which he has written, directed, filmed and edited.
Frida Barkfors was born in Sweden in 1983. She has a degree in Film Directing at the National Film School of Denmark (2005-09). Her first feature documentary, Pervert Park (co-directed with Lasse Barkfors), won a Special Jury Prize for Impact at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and has been screened at over 30 festivals around the world. Frida is currently working on her first fiction feature, as well as the third documentary in Barkfors’ trilogy on social stigma.
This short, funny youth documentary revolves around three young girls of different age. They all have one thing in common: an exceptional family construction. And, naturally, an extended family comes with its own challenges… The girls introduce their families, and share their admiration and feelings with their parents for the first time.
Tessa Louise Pope was born in Amsterdam in 1988. She graduated as a Documentary Director at the Netherlands Film Academy. Tessa’s work is known for her analytical and humorous view of reality. Her films are an authentic view of human stories. Her award‐winning graduation film The Origin of Trouble won the Wildcard Documentary Prize from the Netherlands Film Fund in 2016. Currently Tessa is working on several different projects; working on her next film, making commercials and directing a documentary series.