Gutsy cinema that breaks new ground
DENMARK , Netherlands , Sweden
| 93 minutes | 2018
Sascha meets up with her boyfriend, powerful crime boss Michael, on the picture-perfect Turkish Riviera for a holiday. Though she revels in the shallow pleasures of her opulent lifestyle, she is also subject (and seemingly complicit) to the violence that marks her world, dominated by her man. Her flirtation with a young, attentive Dutchman, as exciting as it is dangerous, appears to present an opportunity to reconsider the heavy price she has to pay for a lavish life or else embrace it fully... Provocative and chillingly clinical, this hard-hitting début feature from Swedish filmmaker Isabella Eklöf paints a disturbing portrait of a young woman trapped in a web of luxury and ease. CANADIAN PREMIERESchedule change: the screening on October 14 will start at 9:50pm instead of 9:30pm.
Sundance Film FestivalGothenburg Film Festival
2011 "Notes From Underground", 30 min, fiction (Graduation Film, The National Danish Film School). Screened at FIPA Biarritz, Bristol Encounters, International TAU Filmfest Tel Aviv and Vilnius Short Film Festival. Recieved the Danish art award Bisballeprisen in 2012.2009 “Willkommen in Barbaristan”, 13 mins, ficion (Mid-term Film, The National Danish Film School). Screened at Minimalen Kortfilmfestival2009 "Paradise Now", 6 min, fiction (The National Danish Film School).2008 "Charlie Charlie", 8 min, fiction (The National Danish Film School). Screened at MIX Copenhagen.2007 "Triptyk", 28 min, fiction (University of Gothenburg). Screened at The Gothenburg International Film Festival.2005 "Aurora", 12 min, fiction (Produced by Emir Kusturica). Screened at The Gothenburg International Film Festival.2003 Vignet Film, Gothenburg Film Festival (University of Gothenburg)2002 "Beggars", 8 min, fiction (Film in Skåne). Screened at Skånska Filmdagarna, Malmö.
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