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I Remember When I Die

Producers Anna-Maria Kantarius


Some people believe that the last thought we have, before we die, is where we will spend eternity.

I Remember When I Die explores memory’s relationship with matter, the value of remembering and the fear of being forgotten. Set in a hospice, the patients are asked to choose the memory they will think of when they die.

Dramatically, the film works with shifts in time and place, rather than building a story chronologically. Actors will help memories into shape and scientists will be approaching the hypothetical design of a personal eternity.

About The Team

Maria Bäck (Director) graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013. With a background in poetry writing, dance and photography, she has directed artistic documentaries, shown at international film festivals around the world, as well as programs for Danish Television. She was the winner of Nordic Talents 2013, with the pitch for I Remember When I Die together with her graduation film Mother is God, which was nominated for Robert Prisen 2014 — and won as Best International Short Film at It’s All True Film Festival in Brazil (2014).

Anna-Maria Kantarius (Producer) graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2005. She has produced creative documentaries for Danish Cosmo Doc, Upfront Films and Swedish Story. Her productions include She Male Snails, which won the Audience Award at Göteborg International Film Festival and Something Must Break by Ester Martin Bergsmark (the film opened Göteborg International Film Festival and won Best Film at Rotterdam International Film Festival) and White People by Lisa Aschan, nominated for five Guldbagge awards (Swedish Oscars) in 2016. Today Anna-Maria Kantarius is working with the Swedish company Garagefilm.

I Remember When I Die is a Cinereach grantee.