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WAITING FOR THE SUN

Kaspar Astrup Schröder
DK 2017    55' 90'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

In China more people are on death row than in the rest of the world combined. In a culture of shame, the children of the convicts are often left alone. Over a period of two years we follow these children in Sun Village orphanage, as they learn to live a life without parents and prepare for the outside world.

Credits

Director

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Producer

Katrine A. Sahlstrøm

Co-Producer

Cindy Zeng Xin

Executive Producers

Boris Benjamin Bertram, Katrine Philp, Katrine A. Sahlstrøm, Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Production Company

Good Company Pictures

Cinematography

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Editor

Cathrine Ambus

Music

Povl Kristian

Sound

Rasmus Winther Jensen

Awards

Best International Doc

Hot Springs DFF 2017

Festivals

CPH:DOX 2017

Docs Against Gravity 2017

TRT Documentary Awards 2017

AFI Docs FF 2017

Heartland FF 2017

Iran IDFF 2017

One World Romania 2018

Film Details

Runtimes 55' 90'
Spoken Languages Mandarin
Production Countries Denmark

Biography

Kaspar Astrup Schröder is an award winning director, and has also worked with various editing jobs on fiction-, short- and documentary films. Schröder's first long documentary film as a director was THE INVENTION OF DR. NAKAMATS (2009). The film is a portrait of the Japanese inventor and eccentric. His film RENT A FAMILY INC. (2012) is also based on a Japanese phenomenon, that is the rental of extras for special occasions. Among his other films are BIG TIME (2017), a portrait of architect Bjarke Ingels, and several episodes of the series KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD (2019).

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