Lars and Peter
Lars (9) is naïve and innocent, all he wants is for his father to be happy and his family to be together. Lars' mother is gone and life has been empty and dysfunctional without her.
On the eve of his birthday, Lars’ dad, Peter, gets himself drunk and after an embarrassing argument with the next-door neighbour, Alma, ends up masturbating in the backyard. Lars sees everything.
Now things are worse than ever. Lars is all alone, struggling to understand what he has seen, he has to figure everything out by himself…
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT - Daniel Borgman
“Lars and Peter is about the distance in understanding between an adult and a child, a father and his young son, and how difficult it can be to bridge that gap especially when dealing with issues that are very personal and difficult to discuss. As a director, I really want to get to the heart of how things feel to a person, rather than what one should rationally think about how they are behaving. I don’t think that any one person is either right or wrong, or good or bad. People are just all struggling to deal with life as best they can. But as hard as life can be, there is a kind of beauty in it as well. Life is hard, but it’s also really beautiful, and fi lm is a great medium in which to render that contrast.”