A Study of Empathy

Dana welcomes art student Penelope to her home to participate in her performance. The meeting between the two women takes an unexpected turn for Dana and leaves her disturbed. To find out what actually happened between them, Dana musters up the courage to meet again.

  • Denmark, Germany
  • 2023, 14 min
  • Director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
  • Director of photography: Roxana Reiss
  • Editor: Josefine Svenningsen
  • Screenplay: Hilke Rönnfeldt
  • Music: Leslie Ming
  • Sound: Juuso Oksala
  • Cast: Sara Klein Larsen, Emilie Claudius Kruse
  • Coproduction: North Ship Film (Germany), Super16 (Danish School)
  • Producer: Asbjørn H. Kelstrup, Maria Møller Christoffersen, Laura Valentiner-Bohse, Julie Carla Mortensen
  • Production: Frau Film

29.2. 19:15 Praha | Kino Pilotů
1.3. 20:30 Praha | Světozor Velký sál

Hilke Rönnfeldt

Hilke Rönnfeldt

Hilke Rönnfeldt was born in Germany with Danish-Icelandic roots, studied screenwriting at Alma Education in Sweden and film directing at the Super16 independent film school collective in Copenhagen. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents, Oxbelly Episodic Lab, Pustnik Residency, and European Short Pitch. Her past short films include Silence of the Fish (2019), Fence (2021), Opera Night (2022), and A Study of Empathy (2023). She has a strong faith in the poetic capabilities of the image.