Long Story Short is the story of Ellen and her friends, all in their late thirties/early forties, and their more or less self-inflicted complicated love life and longing for romantic redemption. The story is a summary of three years of love-related highs and lows for the group of friends told through eight chapters, each of them set at a party:

a New Year’s Eve, a housewarming, a Midsummer’s Eve, a wedding, a surprise party, a naming ceremony, an anniversary and a round birthday. It is an ensemble story about a group of people who struggle with the conception of the perfect relationship and are bound to re-evaluate their take on what true love is. Directed by May El-Toukhy (Denmark, 2015).

About the director

May El-Toukhy studied at he Danish National School of Performing Arts and graduated as a production manager in 2002. She went on to graduate as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. In 2009 el-Toukhy won the Nordic Talents Pitch Prize for her pitch on the film Cairo.

Long Short Story is El-Toukhy’s feature film debut, in which she has assembled an impressive cast of Trine Dyrholm (The Celebration (1998) and In a Better World (2010), Jens Albinus (The Idiots (1998) and Nymphomaniac (2013) and 2014 Shooting Star Danica Curcic.

New Nordic Cinema



Image Courtesy of the Danish Film Institute

FRI—5-12-2017—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
90 min. In Danish with English subtitles.