Moon Rider

Moon Rider
Director: Daniel Dencik

Denmark, Documentary, 2012, 82 min, english and danish with lithuanian subtitles, V

“Moon rider” paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider. Shot on fragile and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man's head - it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if him physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The soundrack for movie is created by Erik Enocksson, who was the guest in International Kaunas Film Festival in 2009 and 2010.

About the director:

Born 1972, Sweden. Graduated in editing at the National Film School of Denmark, 1999. Film editor, scriptwriter and director. Has written two books of poetry and a collection of short stories, for which he received a three-year Danish government grant for artistic achievement in 2001. “Out” (Out, 2006) was his directorial debut. Award winning films: “Noi the Albino” (Nói albínói, 2003) and “Happy Now” (Happy Now, 2004) both selected for Cannes, the latter winner of Cinéfondation. Dencik has received honours for his scriptwriting in Jerusalem, Manneheim-Heidelberg and Warsaw and nominated for best editor in the film “Into eternity” (Into eternity, 2011) won Best International Editing at Documentary Edge Awards 2011 and “Out of Bounds” (Labrador, 2011) scriptwriting. It was official selected for Cannes 2011 and won the main competition at Marrakech film festival 2011 (Marocco). “Moon Rider” is Daniels debut as a documentary film director.

Section: Identity

Screenplay: Daniel Dencik

Dir. of Photography: Aske Foss, Daniel Dencik

Music: Erik Enocksson

Cast: Rasmus Quaade