Silent Heart
Silent Heart

Silent Heart

Director Bille August

Production year 2014

Length 94min.

Country Denmark


Silent Heart is a family drama about three generations who gather over a weekend to say farewell to their wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi, along with the rest of the family, have accepted their terminally-ill mother’s desire to die before her disease worsens; but, as the weekend progresses, their mother´s decisionbecomes harder and harder to deal with. And it becomes clear that the familyhas never needed each other more than now.


Bille August
Bille August



Jesper Morthorst


Christian Torpe

Director of Photography

Dirk Brüel

Production designer

Jette Lehmann

Music by

Annette Focks


Niels Arild


Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud


Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Morten Grunwald

Production company(ies)

SF Film Production ApS, Forbindelsesvej 3, 2100 Copenhagen

Bille August

Bille August is a multi-award winning film director. His film Pelle the Conqueror (1987) won the Palme d’Or in Cannes, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He is one of only six directors to win the Palme d’Or twice, winning the prestigious award again in 1992 for The Best Intentions, based on the autobiographical script by Ingmar Bergman. Bille August is trained as a cinematographer and photographer in Stockholm before attending the National Film School of Denmark, where he graduated in cinematography in 1973. Since the early ’90s, Bille August has directed a string of big international co-productions, including The House of the Spirits (1993), Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997) and Goodbye Bafana (2007). His latest, Night Train to Lisbon (2013), premiered at the Berlinale. Also among the director’s intimate human dramas are Jerusalem (1996), a Selma Lagerlöf adaptation, and A Song for Martin (2001). Apart from his numerous film awards Bille August has been honored for his work as a film director with both the Danish and the Swedish Royal Order of Chivalry and the French order Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres.


Honning måne/In My Life (1978), Zappa (1983), Tro, håb og kærlighed/Twist and Shout (1984), Buster’s World (1984), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), The Best Intentions (1992), The House of Spirits (1993), Jerusalem (1996), Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997), Les Misérables (1998), A Song for Martin (2001), Return to Sender (2005), Goodbye Bafana (2007), Marie Krøyer (2012), Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Silent Heart (2014).

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