Blessed Be This Place

Year2013 Duration29' AddressCarl Olsson WriterCarl Olsson PhotographyJonathan Elsborg EditorSofie Steenberger SoundKristoffer Salting MusicJohannes Ettrup Production Julie Waltersdorph Hansen



2013 Sichuan TV Festival China / 2013 Camerimage Polonia / 2013 Nordic Talents Dinamarca (Filmlance Seriously Big Humour Award) / 2014 Szczecin European Film Festival Polonia (Grand Prix) / 2014 Film Festival Open Place Letonia (Best Documentary) / 2014 DocsDF (Special Mention) / 2014 Göteborg International Film Festival Suecia / 2014 Tempo Documentary Film Festival Suecia / 2014 dokumentART Alemania / 2014 Minsk International Film Festival Listapad Bielorrusia / 2014 International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA Polonia

Spanish premiere

A woman in front of a window, a female choir, a gymnast, two girls on a bench on a cold street, two crematorium workers exchanging banalities. A film made up of routine spaces which are sewn together to make a map of an unusual, familiar yet baffling city. Portrait of a place blessed by the perplexity of what we call daily life.  

Carl Olsson


Jem CohenBorn in Sweden (1984), he became a documentary director at The National Film School of Denmark (2009-2013). In 2014 Carl Olsson was nominated for a Danish Academy Award (Robert Award) for his graduation film Blessed be this place. His works include documentary film, visual art in relation to theater and dance performances, music videos, trailers and dance films. He has received further education and lived extensively in Latin America.


  • Mr. Magdy, Room number 17 please (2012) 
  • Night Shift (2012)
  • The Harvester (2010)


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