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Nff Review: Beyond

Director: Pernilla August

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Tehilla Blad

Running time: 89 mins

Plot: Leena reluctantly rushes to her mother’s deathbed, and attempts to come to terms and forgive her mother for the horrible childhood she was forced to endure.

This critically-acclaimed film from Sweden is the incredible first feature by Swedish mega star-turned-director Pernilla August (best known internationally for playing Anakin Skywalker’s mother). August has co-written the film, loosely based on the novel ‘Svinalängorna’ by Susanna Alakoski. It debuted at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010 and received the International Critic’s Week Award.

As Leena (Noomi Rapace) finds her way to her mother’s deathbed she deals with childhood memories which become more vivid the closer she gets to the home of her miserable childhood. August depicts a gripping and unapologetic story where nothing is off limits. We’re shown young children having to clean up their parents’ faeces,
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Noomi Rapace, Pernilla August, Beyond: Guldbagge (Sweden's Oscar) Nominations

Noomi Rapace, Beyond Pernilla August-Noomi Rapace Drama Beyond Tops Guldbagge Nominations Best Film Simple Simon Sebbe Beyond Best Foreign Language Film Fish Tank, dir Andrea Arnold Lourdes, dir Jessica Hausner The Social Network, dir David Fincher Best Director Pernilla August, Beyond Lisa Langseth, Pure Babak Najafi, Sebbe Best actress in a leading role Pernilla August, Miss Kicki Noomi Rapace, Beyond Alicia Vikander, Pure Best actor in a leading role Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Sebbe Joel Kinnaman, Easy Money Bill Skarsgård, Simple Simon Best actress in a supporting role Tehilla Blad, Beyond Cecilia Forss, Simple Simon Outi Mäenpää, Beyond Best actor in a supporting role Peter Dalle, Behind Blue Skies David Dencik, Cornelis  Ville Virtanen, Beyond Best screenplay Pernilla August and Lolita Ray, Beyond Lisa Langseth, Pure Jonathan Sjöberg and Andreas Öhman, Simple Simon Best cinematography Göran Hallberg, Behind Blue Skies Erik Molberg Hansen, Beyond Aril Wretblad, Easy Money Best documentary Familia,
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