A Modern Man
«The girl I'm looking for should be the right one for me», says Charlie Siem, because everything in his life clearly revolves around himself. And what does he even need a girlfriend for? He is born rich, and has succeeded in becoming a world-class classical violinist. He is an extremely handsome and a model for Hugo Boss, he lives in Monaco and can pick and choose in designer clothes. Probably also in girls. But the truth is that Charlie has avoided having a partner or even close friends because they would get in the way of his artistic ambitions. Now that he is about to turn 30, things start to seem a little different.
Danish director Eva Mulvad has followed Charlie Siem in the limelight and behind the scenes. Without posing a single question, she trusts that her images will make us understand and identify with Charlie, which we really do. Whether he chats reluctantly with a Friday night talk show host or fiddles his violin nervously before a photoshoot with Dior, we see a young man who has it all, but who is still searching for something else. A Modern Man is a brilliant portrait of privileged life in the 21st century. CF
Eva Mulvad (f. 1972) studied film by the National Film School in Copenhagen and worked as a documentary director in Denmark Radio TV for several years. Her feature documentary Enemies of Happiness (2006) screened at festivals such as IFDA in Amsterdam and Sundance. A Modern Man premiered during the prestigious CPH:DOX in Copenhagen this spring.
Original title A Modern Man
Director Eva MULVAD
Cinematography Eva MULVAD
Producer Signe DYREKJÆR
Runtime 1h 25m