The Wardrobe Man

Directed by Bassem Yousri
Experimental Docu-fiction | Egypt, Denmark | 2018 | Danish, English, Arabic | Arabic, English Subtitles | 50 min
Bassem Yousri finds himself in the West Jutland area, in Denmark, on a research mission about the life of the peculiar Wardrobe Man; Kristian Vandet Jørgensen a hermit who lived in his wardrobe by the shore of Oddesund, Denmark, from 1917 until he died in 1956. From inside his wardrobe in Cairo, Yousri tells the story of his research to his friend Shadi. The film combines documentary footage and archival material with fictional scenes. The lines between fact and fiction are blurred. In the Wardrobe Man, Yousri attempts to grasp the relationship between geography, reality, history, and imagination.