A thriller set in a Swedish village. Lisa comes back from London to sell a house left to her by her father. He mysteriously disappeared in the forest in the winter and is presumed dead in ... See full summary »
Puck Ekstedt, doctoral student in literature, is invited by her supervisor Rutger to spend Midsummer with him and his wife at their summer house on an isolated island. When he reveals that ... See full summary »
I have just seen this at a screening for the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Even though it was the opening night festival film and was very well received, I hesitated to go because of the low IMDb rating. Hurrah that I forged ahead. This was a very realistic, non-Hollywood production with an excellent script that kept my attention from start to end. The actors WERE their characters; they were that transparent.Pain, angst, stubborn independence, and a deep yearning are what the two lead women share, and they build a friendship of trust and mutual support that enables them to grow stronger and make significant steps in their lives. THAT was really neat to be part of.
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