Viktoria is an odd and extremely self-disciplined researcher in the field of suicide. She is invited to a psych ward to treat the suicidal patient Jenny. Through intimate nocturnal conversations, they form a tight bond. Viktoria slowly opens up to experience closeness with another for the first time in her life, but the closer the two women get, the more it becomes clear that something is not as it seems.
Venice International Film Critics’ Week (Italy)
Busan International Film Festival (South Korea)
Lithuania Scanorama (Lithuania)
Sevilla Festival de Cine (Spain)
Mezipatra Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia)
CPH PIX (Denmark)
Santa Barbara Film Festival
“Grahtø brings in a veritable Lego box of Freudian, Victorian and cinematic paraphernalia. Ingmar Bergman’s spirit in particular soars over the universe…. Grahtø certainly creates her own brand of Scandinavian Gothic…. a captivating journey.” – Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa
“The actors are brilliant, and DoP Catherine Pattinama Coleman (part of an all-women crew) uses her long takes in the corridors of the institution to good effect, recalling the atmosphere in Kubrick’s Shining…. Sheer genius.” – Meredith Taylor, Filmforia
“A strong debut…. Ingmar Bergman’s Persona is an obvious inspiration here…. An examination of mental and physical boundaries that keeps questioning itself right until the final frame.” – Redmond Bacon, Cultured Vultures
“No more than a few seconds into Marie Grahtø’s hard-hitting debut… you feel that a new distinctive voice is stamped into Danish film.” – Jakob Freudendal, Soundvenue
Director: Marie Grahtø (Teenland, Daimi)
Starring: Trine Dyrholm (Love is All You Need, A Royal Affair), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Holiday, Winter Brothers), Lisa Carlehed (In Your Arms, The Rain)
Running Time: 87 min.