Writer / Director
Denmark & UK (England)
Søren Lind (b. 1970) is a Danish author, artist, director and scriptwriter. With a background in philosophy, Lind wrote books on mind, language and understanding before turning to art, film and fiction. He has published novels, shorts story collections and several children’s books.
Lind screens and exhibits his films at museums, galleries and film festivals worldwide. His work was shown at the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennial. Other recent venues and festivals include Copenhagen Contemporary (DK), MoMA (US), Barbican (UK), Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK), Berlinale (D), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) and BFI London Film Festival (UK).
He lives and works in London.
30 years after an apocalypse, the new citizens of Bethlehem return to the town they left behind. All inhabitants are 28-year-old clones engineered from the remnants of children lost in the apocalypse – the first generation to return as part of a large-scale experiment monitored by a group of elders. The aim is to restore life to a time long before the disaster and redesign the Palestinian identity, attempting to rid it of historical trauma. Each clone carries the childhood memories of their genetic ancestor, while their personal pasts have been erased. Coupled up for purposes of reproduction, Alia and Elias have no knowledge of the experiment they are part of, but live their carefree lives in a commune-like environment, until Alia is haunted by vivid images from an estranged past, and life as she understands it begins to unravel. Her search for answers leads her to an old stone cabin with a staircase leading to the far corners of her own unhinged memories.