FARVEL UDEN TAK (THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE)
Carina Randløv / Denmark / 2023 / 72 min / World Premiere
A heartwarming and vibrant film about a chapter in life that everyone will have to deal with sooner or later: The transition from working life to retirement.
When director Carina Randlov’s father retired, it happened without trumpet fanfare. In fact, he was financially screwed and got no goodbyes or thank yous on the way out. Retirement is a huge change in one’s life, identity and self-perception – and these are exactly the three things Randløv sets out to explore. From a warm, anthropological angle, she talks to a large cast of ordinary people about their experience of the transition to a retired life. And if there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that recognition outweighs cold hard cash. And when recognition costs no one anything, why should it really be so hard to pass on?