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New Directors Competition

The Trouble with Nature

The Trouble with Nature

Denmark, France 2020 Fiction cor 95 min.

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.

Denmark France road movie nature philosophy international festivals


Illum Jacobi


Hans Frederik Jacobsen, Illum Jacobi


Frederik Jacobi


Alexandra Strauss


Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans


Antony Langdon, Nathalia Acevedo, Andrew Jeffers, Ian Burns, Ulrik Wivel


Illum Jacobi, Xavier Rocher, Marina Perales Marhuenda, Katja Adomeit

produzido por

La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma, Adomeit Film

world sales

Pascale Ramonda