The cinematography of the movie was just breathtaking and astounding. I immediately wanted to know where it was filmed. My guesses were Ireland and Scotland but I found out that it was filmed in West Bay, England. Personally, the most unforgettable scene took place in this beach which was when the sheep jumped to their deaths from the cliff. Quite morbid, I know, but it was shot so beautifully.
Probably one of the reasons why it was one of the first movies being flashed as an advert on the plane, the movie was directed by the distinguished Danish filmmaker, Thomas Vinterberg. I have only heard his name in association with Lars von Trier when it came to pushing the Danish avant-garde filmmaking manifesto with Dogme 95. This is actually the first film I have seen by him-- if you don't count Metallica's "The Day That Never Comes."
One of the reasons why I decided to write about this was because I was explaining this movie to a stranger as we had lunch in the steps of the pop-up plaza in one of my projects. I extracted from the story how compelling it is to have that person you always fall back on no matter what, whether it benefits him or not, and to recognize the significance of the influence that person has in your life. That person will look after you and it is important to always express that gratitude in one way or another before the person is no longer in your life.