After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.
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had just been diagnosed with the cancer that would kill her when filming began. See more
In the dialogue scene where Charlotte is lying on the floor and Eva is sitting on the sofa behind her, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the curtains when the camera pans to Eva for a few seconds. See more
Look at me, mama. Look at Helena.
You can't blame me entirely.
You expect an exception for you. You've set up a sort of discount system with life but one day you'll see that your agreement is one-sided.
Préludium Nr 2a, a-moll
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Käbi Laretei See more