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The Indian dancer Prakash, reveals a rhythmic universe that embraces people, animals, plants and the elements.

Direction, script, camera: Kim Dambæk
Editing: Mikael K. Ebbesen
Sonic treatment: Troels Bech
Producer: Kim Dambæk
Production: NORDLYS and Danish Film Institute, Filmworkshop 2002
Produced with funding from: Filmworkshop, Foreningen af Danske Sceneinstruktører, Danske Filminstruktører. Politiken Fonden

Thala means rhythm in Malayalam, the language of Kerala in southern India.
Led by the dancer Kalamandalam Jayaprakash Narayanan, (Prakash), we are introduced to a rhythmic universe that embraces natural as well as stylised and everyday rhythms.

“THALA” reveals an awareness of rhythm that ultimately leads to a striving for and respect of a greater universal harmony.

Festivals: Official Selection, Artfilm Festival,Trencianske Teplice,Slovakia  2003.      Special Selection, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia - 2003

“Kim Dambæk´s ever attentive camera captures fascinating glimpses of daily life and has the Kathakali dancer, Prakash, explain philosophically about the rhythms of the dance as a universal means of communication and a way of achieving harmony with cosmos – whereby ”Thala” becomes a rare exotic and spiritual experience.”

Ebbe Iversen, Berlingske Tidende  * * * *





Tiny pearls of comic and dramatic intrigue are constantly taking place around us, should we care to look. In a series of kaleidoscopic scenes, the rhythmic drama of life unfolds at Copenhagen Airport.

English Tile: Passages
Tile: Passager
Country or origin: Denmark
Release: 08.06.2000
TechnicalL data
DigiBeta: 1.33:1 / stereo / colour / no dialogue
Running time: 7 min.
Director Kim Dambæk
Kim Dambæk
Cinematography: Erik Norsker
Anne Hovad Fischer

Music: Troels Bech Jessen
Producer: Kim Dambæk
Production: DFI Film Workshop, Nordlys Production
Finance: DFI Film Workshop
International sales: Danish Film Institute, Film Workshop / Vognmagergade 10 / DK-1120 Copenhagen K / Tel. +45 3374 3480 / Fax +45 3374 3490

Filmvideo, 52nd International Short Film Festival, Montecatini, Italy  2001    Media Workshop, Bergen, Norway 2002. - see PASSAGES here.