The Weight of Elephants Solarmovie

The Weight of Elephants (2013)


Adrian is a classic outsider. His playful, dreamy imagination distracts him from everyday life, for the reality he lives in could not be more different. Neither his chronically depressed uncle nor his overworked grandmother understand the ten-year-old’s games. His mother abandoned him when he was very young and he is bullied at school. Just as news arrives that three children are missing, a new family moves in next door. Adrian develops a close relationship to their tomboyish, ten-year-old daughter Nicole and believes he is getting close to solving the mys- tery of the missing children. New Zealand forms the backdrop for this universal story for adults and those who have never wanted to grow up. It is a story about friendship and loneliness, emotions which Adrian already feels so poignantly as a child. The Danish first-time director’s expressive visual language dramatically merges water and air, reality and a hint of fantasy.

The Weight of Elephants Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7.3/10 from 3 votes
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27
Production Studio : Zentropa Entertainments, Severe Features
Production Countries: Denmark, New Zealand


Demos Murphy
as Adrian
Matthew Sunderland
as Uncle Rory
Catherine Wilkin
as Grandmother
Angelina Cottrell
as Nicole
Hannah Jones
as Joely
Finn Holden
as Clinton
Courtney Luskie
as Horse Girl


Directing Daniel Borgman Director
Writing Daniel Borgman Writer
Camera Sophia Olsson Director of Photography
Art Kirsty Cameron Production Design
Production Katja Adomeit Producer
Production Leanne Saunders Producer
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor
Production Stu Turner Casting
Sound Kristian Eidnes Andersen Original Music Composer
Production Louise Vesth Executive Producer
Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer