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SKÁL

by Cecilie Debell, Maria Tórgarð

synopsis

Dania is 21 years old and grew up in a Christian congregation on the Faroe Islands. She recently moved to Tórshavn, where she became romantically involved with hip-hop artist and poet Trygvi aka Silver boy. He is from a secular family and writes dark hip-hop lyrics. Fascinated by Trygvi’s courage to write brutally honest lyrics about being human, Dania starts writing more personal texts that amounts to a collection of poems ‘Skál’, critical of the double life she and other young people are forced to live in order to fit within the strict Christian framework. Where to draw the line, when you are young and Christian? Is it a sin to drink? Is it a sin to have a boyfriend who isn’t Christian? How long is it possible to uphold a double life?

international title: Skál
original title: Skál
country: Denmark, Faroe Islands
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Cecilie Debell, Maria Tórgarð
film run: 75'
cinematography by: Cecilie Debell, Troels Rasmus Jensen, Rógvi Rasmussen, Maria Tórgarð
film editing: Rebekka Lonqvist
music: Ólavur Jákupsson
producer: Heidi Kim Andersen
production: Made in Copenhagen
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