Director: Henning Carlsen, Kirsten Dehlholm, Morten Boesdal Halvorsen

Denmark, Drama, 2010, 7 min

“Promise“ brings us to Vilnius in the interwar period. In spite of her poverty a mother foretells a bright future for Romain, her 10-year- old son. The only one to believe her words is the aging Mr. Piekielny – but he also forces the boy to make him a curious promise: a promise that only time can tell if Romain will keep. This piece of reality is described by the French diplomat and writer, Romain Gary, in his autobiography, “Promise at Dawn“.

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Richard Raskin

Dir. of Photography: Laust Trier Mork

Music: Jacob Kirkegaard

Cast: Jacob Ottensten,
Emmanuel Limal,
Rune T. Kidde,
Sabrina Ruiz