A Red Carpet for Asta Nielsen

En rød løber for Asta Nielsen

A Red Carpet for Asta Nielsen

Eva Tind


It all begins with a coincidence: Artist and author Eva Tind discovers not only that she has moved into the house where Asta Nielsen was born but also that her mother shared both the same first name and birthday with the silent movie star. Her fascination is aroused. Tind sets out in search of the legacy left by a film diva known in her lifetime for her exceptional charisma and on-screen presence.
Asta Nielsen was the star of early European cinema, comparable with Charlie Chaplin. She appeared in more than 70 German cinema films. Her theatrical gestures, but also her talent as a comedian continue to delight audiences today. She filmed with the best directors at that time, including Urban Gad and Ernst Lubitsch, and significantly influenced the style of her films not only in front of the camera but also in the editing room and as a producer. The place she carved out for herself in German film history has made her an absolute exception among her contemporaries.
During the many different phases of her research, the director brings this phenomenon to life once again.She meets people who share their knowledge and obvious affection for this fascinating film personality.

Director / Script

Eva Tind


Sidsel Becker


Anders Regn


Jacques Pedersen


Mark Solborg


Asta Nielsen, Bodil Jørgensen, Marguerite Engberg, Torben Skjødt, Jensen Poul Malmkjær





Eva Tind

The Danish author and visual artist Eva Tind was born in 1974 in Pusan, South Korea, and came to Denmark as a 1-year-old. She received a degree from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Tind works across genres and media and has received several prizes and grants for her writings. Her most recent publication is the biographical work Astas Skygge (Asta’s Shadow), which forms the basis for the film essay and documentary debut A Red Carpet for Asta Nielsen. Tind has previously made two short films.

Filme von Eva Tind
This Is Not the End of the World 2014 | Himmelskibet/Celestial Ship 2013