An athlete and airborne artist, Ellen Brennan flies above the clouds with her special suit at 240 kilometers per hour. As if she was a current version of Henry David Thoreau or a flying Nietzsche, the filmmaker explores the philosophical side of an unpredictable woman.
The wingsuit mentioned in the film’s title is a suit you use to fly in the air. Some people wear it to jump from airplanes and glide temporarily, while others like Ellen Brennan raise the stakes: they climb up mountains and jump off cliffs. Quite some of them end up killed by crashing into a rock, or at the very least have their careers terminated by a serious injury. Looking for Exits explores this world through brief conversations with Brennan, one of the longest-running players of this sport. While going through fascinating landscapes, the dialogues go beyond the hobby to explore philosophies of life, escapism needs, and personal quests. Thus, the film transcends the portrait of a character to become a patient exploration of that thin line dividing passion from madness. EAC
D: Kristoffer Hegnsvad G: Kristoffer Hegnsvad, Peter Alsted F: Peter Alsted E: Paul Colcer DA: Troels Schwarz, Astrid Friis Reitzel S: Peter Albrechtsen, Anne Gry Friis Kristensen M: Rune Glerup P: Cecilie C. Caspersen PE: Kristoffer Hegnsvad, Peter Alsted CP: Empty Chairs I: Ellen Brennan
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Born in Denmark in 1978, he is an editor in chief for Film & TV, a weekly edition of the Dagbladet Politiken newspaper. He studied philosophy and cultural studies at the University of Copenhagen and the Sorbonne in Paris. Looking for Exits is his directorial debut.