Holiday

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    Holiday

    Directed by

    Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden

    2018

    93 min

    • English
    • Danish

    Drama

    Michael, a Danish gangster, takes his girlfriend, Sascha, and his extended criminal family on a luxury vacation in a fancy villa in gorgeous Bodrum, Turkey. Shopping, waterparks, barbecuing, and hardcore partying fill their days and nights. Having little regard for anything or anybody outside their world, they exist in a bubble of excess that is governed by Michael’s rules—and if the code is broken, they all know that violence will follow. But when Sascha befriends a Dutchman with romantic designs on her, she toys with Michael’s authority and creates a situation that cannot end well.

    Awards

    • Grand Prix - New Horizons IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Victoria Carmen Sonne
    Lai Yde
    Thijs Römer
    Screenplay
    Isabella Eklöf
    Johanne Algren
    Cinematography
    Nadim Carlsen
    Editing
    Olivia Neergaard-Holm
    Production
    APPARATUR FILM
    Sales
    HERETIC OUTREACH
    Festival Bookings
    DANISH FILM INSTITUTE

    Press

    The feature debut from Swedish writer/director Isabella Eklöf is an uncompromisingly tough and unforgiving study of social standing and market forces.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Isabella Eklöf

    Isabella Eklöf

    Sweden

    At the core of #MeToo is a reckoning with the expectation that women should shut up about the things that have been done to them. Sweeping it under the carpet because it's too private, too intimate and shameful to share publicly. I find it fascinating to shine a light under that carpet.

    Originally from Sweden, Isabella Eklöf obtained a BA in Film Directing from the University of Gothenburg in 2007, the focus of which was on arthouse filmmaking. In 2011, she then graduated from the Danish Film School’s more hands-on Directing Programme in Copenhagen.
    Eklöf has directed 11 short films, several of which have been screened on the international film festival circuit. In 2012, she received the Bisballeprisen, a prestigious Danish art prize, for her graduation film NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND. HOLIDAY marks her feature directorial debut with support from the Danish Film Institute.

    Selected Filmography