Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Fat Front (2020)

The film works well on an emotional level, however, thanks to the frankness of those contributing. Moments including when Helene is faced with a complimentary robe that is far too small for her or when a stylist, who was previously told her size, still brings clothing to a photo shoot that doesn’t fit, speak volumes. More broadly, the film raises issues concerning societal pressures on women in general – and whatever weight these women are or will be, many will find their willingness to challenge these expectations inspirational.

Amber Wilkinson, Screen Daily

A revolution is happening in Scandinavia. Fat Front is the story about young Scandinavian women who have had enough of self-hatred and shame and proudly call themselves FAT. They demand respect and recognition in a diet-fixated society while struggling with their lack of self-worth.

For too long they have put their lives on hold. Waited to buy clothes, go out dancing and find love – until the day they would be skinny. The day never came. But they found each other and the body positive movement. Now they set their rolls and wobbly thighs free and use their bodies as activist tools. With the provocative tone of feminism and an artistic approach to the natural beauty of the body, this film will change the way we view bodies. It is a film about shame and uprising, but it’s also a humouristic and heart-warming journey with a bunch of young, energetic women.

Hansen & Pedersen

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Film Title : Fat Front
Language : tanska, ruotsi, norja
Director : Louise Unmack Kjeldsen, Louise Detlefsen
Year : 2019
Length : 88
Age limit : S
Format : DCP
Cinematographer : Sine Vadstrup Brooker, Louise Detlefsen
Editing : Steen Johannessen
Music : Jenny Wilson
Producer : Malene Flindt Pedersen
Production Company : Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn

Screenings :
Fri 31.1. at 19.45, Kinopalatsi 6
Sat 1.2. at 22.30, Bio Rex
Sun 2.2. at 20.30, Maxim 1