Private Project

A story about my Grandmother

“I regret Nothing”
- Rosa Sørensen

When a young filmmaker returns home to delve into her grandmother's past, with a camera and microphone in hand, questions about her own future unexpectedly arise. “A Story About My Grandmother” is a poetic documentary that explores the ways in which we make sense of our past; how a doubt or decision or coincidence leads to our present situation; how a first date becomes a relationship, or a family, even a whole genealogy. The film also doubles as a loving portrait of Rosa Sørensen - a stubborn, independent, and warm but brutally honest woman - which is seen through the eyes of her granddaughter, Grit. A young women becoming of age, whose questions about mortality lead her to rethink the fast pace of her generations' existence. As the film unfolds, we see not one portrait but two as grandmother and granddaughter mirror one another in a twin tale of struggle, love, truth and determination that each of us can relate to.

  • Grit Tind Mikkelsen
  • Grit Tind Mikkelsen
  • Grit Tind Mikkelsen, The World is Ours, Vertov 8 Productions
  • Elana Meyers
    Key Cast
    Camera, sound
  • Florian Plenacoste
    Key Cast
    Sound, Camera
  • Thomas Labourasse
    Key Cast
    Cinematographer, Colorist, Camera
  • Grit Tind Mikkelsen
    Key Cast
    Director, editor, camera, sound
  • Manpriya Makhni
    Key Cast
    Creative producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Poetic, personal, family, realism, portrait
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic, Denmark
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Prague Film School
    Kino Evald, Prague
    May 22, 2015
    Audience Award 2015
  • First Step Film Fest
    November 13, 2015
    Albanian Premiere
Director Biography - Grit Tind Mikkelsen

Born in Denmark (1989), Grit holds an International BA degree in Communication and Performance Design from Roskilde University (DK), including modules in documentary production and visual storytelling from Baltic Film and Media School in Estonia. Most recent, she completed a One Year Diploma in Documentary Filmmaking at Prague Film School.

Throughout her early 20'ies, Grit started her career within creative writing & journalism and has sinced worked with visual arts & communication as a performance designer for selected screenings at CPH:DOX, and as creative editor for the music festival, Musik I Lejet (2014).

As a filmmaker, Grit has directed two films within the last year, where she primarily focuses on fundamental themes of human relations and social realism in a poetic and imaginative way. She recently achieved the Audience Award for her diploma film; A story About my Grandmother, which was praised for it's very intimate and personal representation. Alongside her debut last year with the experimental biographical documentary "Finding True Grit" (2014), Grit showcases an Agnes Varda inspired style within her approach to storytelling.

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