PARTNER NATION FILMS / CROATIAN FESTIVAL PREMIERE
“Forhandleren“, 2013, Denmark-Serbia-Belgium-UK, 58′
Director: Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Writer: Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Camera: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen & Lars Skree
Editor: Anders Villadsen
Sound: Esa Nissi
Producer: Vibeke Vogel
Produced by: Bullitt Film
“History is always made in the middle of the night. And when it happens, you are so damned tired, that you couldn’t care less” says Robert Cooper, an EU peace negotiator whose job it is to get Serbia and Kosovo to reach an agreement to build a peaceful relation. National pride and compromise are on everyone’s lips, and much is at stake: Kosovo wants to come closer to independence, the Serbs have been promised EU membership if they can reach an agreement, and the EU tries to strengthen its credibility. But how far is each party willing to go? It is the unique characters that make this fascinating film about a delicate political game so vivid and love-able.
Karen Stokkendal Poulsen works with political processes as a key interest and has experience with international relations through a master in political science as well as tasks for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds an MA from Goldsmiths College, London University, MA Screen Documentary.