Second Honeymoon

World Premiere
76 minutes
Netherlands, Portugal

Q&A will follow the film with Director Kristjan Knigge, cast and crew.

Newlyweds Jesper and Agnes are spending their honeymoon at the beautiful lakeside home of Jesper’s uncle Harry, deep in sun-drenched Portugal. Free-spirited artist Agnes, sensitive and vulnerable, is determined to persuade her emotionally repressed new husband to open up. But as they explore the idyllic countryside, the picturesque villages and the stunning beaches together, their happiness is threatened by Jesper’s memories of an earlier, similar holiday. Who is the woman in the painting Agnes glimpses at a local gallery, wearing a necklace just like hers?

Pre-Screening Live Music from LOTT 8:30-9:00pm

LOTT is the solo classical experimental violin project of Minneapolis musician Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows). The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi and Owen Pallet.

LOTT was awarded “Best Acoustic Performer” in City Pages’ Best of the Twin Cities 2015. “…With a looping pedal hooked up to her instrument, Ottman layers intricate melodies that combine classical beauty with an adventurous ear for contemporary experimentation not unlike Andrew Bird. Her voice, loaded with attitude and a penchant for flowing leaps, sweetens the deal…”

Kristjan Knigge