Sorrow and Joy

Wednesday 23rd September / 7PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

Sorrow and Joy presents filmmaker Johannes and his wife Marianne in a series of flashbacks that lay out the intricacies of events leading up to and following the death of their infant daughter and the eventual institutionalisation of Marianne. A deeply personal auto-biopic, Malmros confronts the limits of human laws and the infinite possibilities of love conquering all.


Robert Award 2014 - Best Actress - Helle Fagrilid


Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Helle Fagrilid, Ida Dwinger, Kristian Halken, Nicolas Bro

Producer: Thomas Heinesen

Director of Photography: Jan Weincke

Editor: Birger Møller Jensen

Sound: Jan Juhler


Nils Malmros is a Danish auteur and the recipient of seven awards for Best Danish Film from the association of Danish film critics and Danish Film Academy. Though fictional, Malmros’s films are often set in his hometown of Århus and draw deeply upon his own personal experience.

Selected Filmography

Kærestesorger (Aching Hearts), 2009

At kende sandheden (Facing the Truth), 2002

Barbara, 1997

Kærlighedens smerte (Pain of Love), 1992

Skønheden og udyret (Beauty and the Beast), 1983

Kundskabens træ (Tree of Knowledge), 1981

Drenge (Boys), 1977

Lars Ole, 5c, 1973





Original Language: Danish
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Artist Nils Malmros Country Denmark Year 2013 Duration 127 minutes Cert Suggested 12a