Kemohjerne – Screening and Talk
Danish TV-series produced by Splay One
Twenty-eight-year-old Oliver 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. Rapidly shifting from mindless living to becoming a hospital regular, chemotherapy sets him on a path of introspection. Welcome distractions, if minimal nurturing, come via his best friend, his father, and fellow patient Eva who is facing her own diagnosis with flair. Oliver struggles between maintaining his happy-go-lucky toehold in the life he shaped for himself and honing in on what will ultimately be best for him in the world he has been thrust into.
With the TV-series Kemohjerne (in English: Chemo Brain), a group of new, young talents has succeeded in placing Denmark centrally on the international film and television scene. The series which, with empathy, humor, and fearlessness, portrays how it is experienced for a young person to be affected by cancer, has managed to attract so much attention abroad that it has been selected for one of the most recognized film festivals – Sundance Film Festival – as the first Danish series ever.
Meet the producer Nadja Nørgaard Kristensen and Adam Ild Rohweder who plays the main character Oliver in a talk about how cancer affects young people.