el Documental del mes March 2016


Phie Ambo

2014 95 min.

VO danish subtitles in english

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Technical specs

    • Executive Producer: Eva Mulvad, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Mikala Krogh, Sigrid Dyekjær
    • Photography: Phie Ambo, Maggie Olkuska
    • Editing: Theis Schmidt
    • Sound: Rasmus Winther
    • Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
    • Production Companies: Danish Documentary Production
    • Distributor: Cat&Docs
    • Suitable for all audiences



Niels Stockholm is a 79-year-old biodynamic farmer who works the land with his wife Rita north of Copenhagen. His life philosophy is based on the idea that man and earth are connected to the universe, and that’s why he grows his food in strict synchrony with the moon calendar to achieve the utmost harmony with the cosmos. The food from his farm, fresh and exceptionally good, supplies some of the best restaurants in the world. However, Niels has to face a few problems that are unsettling his day-to-day. His farm has to conform to rules and regulations from authorities that are indifferent to his biodynamic principles. But his main worry is feeling that his life is coming to an end and he doesn’t have any successor to continue his dream.

About direction (Phie Ambo)

Phie Ambo graduated as a documentary filmmaker in the National Film School of Denmark in 2003. She has made films on a variety of subjects, all of which are popular amongst both festival boards and people the world over. In 2001 she won the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA with Family (2001). She is the cofounder of the Danish Documentary Production. She’s currently working in her next film Ripples on the Shore, which following Mechanical Love (2007) and Free the Mind (2012), will make up the third and final part of her trilogy on science and human existence.

Awards & Festivals

  • IDFA. Netherlands, 2014
  • Fife - Grand Prix du Jury. France, 2015
  • SXSW. United States, 2015
  • Full Frame - Duke Environment Award. United States, 2015