Chemo Brain (Kemohjerne), directed by Kristian Håskjold, is the first Danish series to be selected for the Sundance Film Festival (23rd January – 2nd February), and will be included in the Indie Episodic sidebar which shines a spotlight on short form content.
Twenty-eight-year-old Oliver (Adam Ild Rohweder) spends his time studying, hanging out with friends, and trying to charm his new girlfriend, Signe, when he finds out that his lower-back pain is actually testicular cancer.
As he begins a course of chemotherapy, Oliver finds himself on a path of introspection. Outside the hospital, his friends move on as if nothing has happened while Oliver is forced to put his life on hold as the medicine, treatments and his own mortality become his new reality.
Set to graduate from the Super16 film school in 2020, Kristian Håskjold’s short films have already been screened at more than 70 festivals, with Forever Now winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.