Kjeld and Vibeke, a middle-aged Danish couple, aren’t entirely certain who they are without their son. Esben has recently moved away from home; their identities unmoored in his absence. Attempting to recapture the vigor and magic of their younger days, they move out of their house and into the old, pre-parenthood apartment where they first fell in love. Recapturing their youth is changing them in strange and unexpected ways. Told with deadpan Nordic humor and just a touch of surrealism, Parents is ultimately a droll rumination on family identity and how to grow old gracefully.
Christian Tafdrup (1978) is a recognized Danish actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has written and directed three short films, all of which have gained international attention, most recently the award winning Awakening (En forelskelse) (2008).
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