Clara spent the summer of his 16 years seeking his missing sister. Local authorities do not move. The mother is bedridden. The adults in the village seem busy with other things. Between his summer job, take care of the family home and his little sister, Clara focuses his energies to find Margarete. Aided by her friends, she searched fields, rivers, edges of highways. For Clara, the body of his elder can be under any bridge, behind any door in any warehouse. When the mystery is solved, Clara finds himself more alone and helpless. Continues his research and focus far from home.
Through an initiatory quest where dialogues are reduced to their simplest expression in favor of suggestive images and some clues gleaned here and there, the girl (Clara Turcotte) in shock oscillates between dream and reality.
Focusing on the eyes of the young woman and her entourage of friends, the director dismisses the police investigation and likely the adult world, except for a male figure in his forties who is willing to take Clara to board his car which we asks the nature of his true intentions. With its efficient management of actors, New Denmark is an impressionistic film where everything goes in looks, silences and framing. If confirmed control of the director for a very bright future, we would have liked sometimes a little more explicit clues and some scenes better defined as one where the soccer team of Clara goes to the cemetery.
Subtitles:Danish hardcoded for Danish speaking part (very few)