Elsewhere / Thyland

(Documentary, Denmark, 2022, 73’, C, En ST)

by Vibeke Bryld



With both voices from the past and present-day interviews, Vibeke Bryld films scenes of life in Denmark’s north peninsula. The documentary is an ode to nature and local myth.


“The film unravels the metaphysical life in the area through myth, faith and superstition, as they arise in nature and in people marked by their attachment to the sea and to the land. It is a permanent universal story of looking for meaning and belonging.  An evocation of the invisible life of man, myth and nature, and its magical potential.” Vibeke Bryld

“With Elsewhere, I want to explore our profound need of connection between our natural environment and our history.” Vibeke Bryld

Film Author :

Vibeke Bryld
Vibeke Bryld

Vibeke Bryld is a Danish filmmaker. After studying comparative literature and philosophy, she obtained an MA in Documentary at Goldsmith’s College in London. She is the author of documentaries:  Throwing paint tins off the roof (2007), nominated for a New Vision Award at CPH:DOX,  Bedtime Stories from the Axis of Evil (2011) about North Korea, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Danish Film Academy. Her other short subject about North Korea, Pebbles at Your Door, was selected for the short subject competition at the Berlinale in 2015. Her documentary Without My Dad (2018) was shown by the Danish network TV2 and participated in the International Documentary Film Festival in Copenhagen. Vibeke Bryld was also editor in chief of the magazine DOX.

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