In a sanatorium for people in their 60's Walter meets Virginia and falls in love. His boyish invites only upset her. In another attempt to capture her interest he directs "Romeo and Juliet" starring the residents of the sanatorium.
This is a comedy about people who work in the theater, live for the theater, think of nothing but the theater. The director seems crazy, the art director has idiotic ideas, and the acting ... See full summary »
This provocative, penetrating drama revolves around Jacob, a Jewish pyschiatrist, and Soren, a Nazi skinhead, who meet accidently. Soren has just been beaten up while taking part in a neo-Nazi demonstration.
The director, Suzanne Osten, jused her own childhood experience as inspiration for the story. She her self had grown up with a mentally ill mother. Osten has said that she would like the movie to lead to more openness and less stigma around mental illness. See more »
An impressive exploration of a relationship between a girl and her psychotic mother.
The Girl, the Mother and the Demons is a powerful statement about the casting of a child's life. It is not the children who get to play the leading role in their life, but their caretakers. In the film, the mother Siri sets the rules for everything that is allowed and all that is forbidden, and Ti obeys to survive. In the midst of a psychosis, the rules become cruel. With these elements, it would be tempting to label the story under growing hatred and lost hope. This is however not the case. Ti may be left unfed, and her access to the bathroom may be denied, but her love towards her mother remains superior to the power of all the demons in the cluttered apartment. As the film zooms in to horrors that happen out of the reach of child welfare services, it calmly calls for new ways to recognize these cases and the overall pattern earlier. As Ti reaches out for her mother as a lighthouse to bring her back from the demons, the audience is offered a bird's eye view to see Ti standing in a blind spot for all other lighthouses to see her. It is excruciating to look at, yet something we need to see to fix it.
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