WHO’S IN IT?
Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin (film debut), Maria Bonnevie (The 13th Warrior), Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs McEnroe), Casper Falck-Løvås (film debut), Kjersti Sandal (Falling Sky), Renate Reinsve (Oslo, August 31st), Nils Vogt (Sophie’s World), Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen (Sons), Ingeborg Engø (film debut), Gard Tony Sønsthagen (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Camilla Strøm Henriksen (film debut), director, writer; Gudny Hummelvoll (Limbo), producer; Patrik Andrén (The Absent One) and Johan Söderqvist (Let The Right One In), composers; Ragna Jorming (Kiss Me), cinematographer; Sverrir Kristjánsson (The Deep), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young Jill (Thedin) cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother Astrid (Bonnevie) and her younger brother Bo (Falck-Løvås). She learns that her estranged father Nils (Gudnason) is coming to visit for Jill’s birthday, but when tragedy strikes the family, Jill resolves to keep it a secret…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
An import from Norway, Phoenix is a powerful coming-of-age story that plays on your expectations while also making you feel all the emotions.