The Kite 2016
The Kite 2016
Dragen (original title)
14min | Short, Drama, Romance | 29 March 2016 (Denmark)
A kite reunited two lovers after a 20-year separation.
In this article I will focus on Lasse`s newest short film The Kite (2015). Essentially a first-love, film The Kite opens with a fable inspired quote from Danish composer/singer Sebastian, who has collaborated with Lasse on several of his works. The main protagonists are two men who have managed to preserve the memories of the tender love they first discovered for each other in their youth. Their story is told via a series of flashbacks, in which a kite linking their past and present becomes a symbol of their happier moments in time (achieving dreams anchored in reality and exploring new horizons).
The picture has an 80s feel thanks to the orthodox camera techniques (lens flare, slow panning and focus on objects to underline their importance to the plot) and mostly because of the melodic musical score that brings reminiscences of childhood. The nervousness and curiosity of youth are charmingly portrayed in the unmistakable style that fans of the genre remember from the special friendship of Bo and Kim (the protagonists of You Are Not Alone). The lack of explicit scenes, in favor of glances filled with love and appreciation, makes the film suitable for audiences of all ages.
Directors: Lasse Nielsen, Bent Petersen
Writer: Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Marius Briks, Jonathan Lindinger, Mark Viggo Krogsgaard
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42/mp41/isom/avc1)
File size : 268 MiB
Duration : 13mn 38s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 2 747 Kbps