Irish Film Institute -PHOENIX



86 mins, Norway, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

This film was released on Friday 13th September 2019 and is no longer screening.


Caring for her mentally unstable mother Astrid and younger brother Bo, teenager Jill has been forced into the role of responsible adult. Living together in a small Oslo apartment, the two children walk a constant tightrope, avoiding anything that could provoke their mother’s volatile behaviour as she frets over an upcoming job interview at a local art gallery. As Jill helps her mother prepare, their estranged father Nils calls to say he’ll visit on her 14th birthday, just two days away. But when tragedy strikes, Jill decides to bury the truth. Nothing will ruin her birthday, not when it’s a matter of survival for herself and Bo. Featuring a breakout performance from Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, this striking, intimate drama is an auspicious debut from director Henriksen.

Screenings with Hard of Hearing subtitles will take place at 13.00 on Monday 16th and 18.30 on Wednesday 18th.

(Notes by David O’Mahony)

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