• 2018
  • Norway
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: Camilla Strøm Henriksen
  • Cast: Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason

Jill (Thedin) is a thirteen-year-old who looks after her younger brother Bo (Falck-Løvås), while their mother (Bonnevie) struggles with mental health issues and their jazz musician father (Gudnason) is largely absent. Impressive debut feature from writer-director Henriksen, a plaintive, piercingly sad story that’s beautifully acted.

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9 Sep 20194 stars

Impressively assured, piercingly sad drama from debut director Camilla Strøm Henriksen

Normality is hard to define and impossible to realise in Phoenix (Føniks), a mournful, impressively assured first feature from Norwegian actress-turned-writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen. Her focus on family life reveals the way Jill (mesmerising…

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