New Directors Competition
In 1769, the philosopher Edmund Burke fled London, debt collectors and a ramping midlife crisis to go on a grandtour of the Alps to rewrite his book on the sublime. Burke has lost everything in risky investments and his future depends on the success of the new edition of his youth masterpiece and his bold meeting with nature. Having lost his staff he is traveling only with a native servant. The trip is a disaster: Burke has never been outside the city and finds himself struggling to even find the Alps. Furthermore he discovers that he hates nature. Meanwhile his servant is deeply involved with everything around her and Burke grows bitter and jealous of her easy connection to the wild elements. Burke’s journey to unlock the mysteries of the sublime became increasingly desperate and pathetic.
Presented at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Hans Frederik Jacobsen, Illum Jacobi
Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans
Antony Langdon, Nathalia Acevedo, Andrew Jeffers, Ian Burns, Ulrik Wivel
Illum Jacobi, Xavier Rocher, Marina Perales Marhuenda, Katja Adomeit
La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma, Adomeit Film
Born in Denmark in 1977. Comes from a background in mountaineering and long expeditions into the Arctic and Amazon. He worked as a high altitude cameraman before launching his own expeditions to remote mountains. Studied cinematography at the Danish Film School. The Trouble with Nature is his first film.