Phoenix
Norway
2018
86 mins
Director Camilla Strøm Henriksen
Starring Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason
Cert 15
Subtitled

Jill has been forced into early adulthood by the collapse of her parents’ marriage and the subsequent depression that has sent her mother Astrid into torpor. Astrid, a once celebrated artist, now only gets out of bed to hit the bottle. In this haunting character study, Henriksen seamlessly moves the story from social drama, through fantasy elements, to grandiose lifestyles, depending on which character has authority over the scene.

“A remarkable , emotional first film told from a youth’s point of view” – Festival Review

 Venue – St Marys