Psychobitch

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    Psychobitch

    Directed by

    Norway

    2019

    111 min

    • Norwegian

    Drama

    Norway, nowadays, small city of Gjøvik.

    Frida, 15-year-old, totally assumes to be the class outsider. In this world of the “Generation Perfect”, the other kids at school agree: Frida is so weird.

    Marius does pretty much everything he can to be exemplary. When the two are paired up as study buddies, he sees it as another opportunity to show everyone what a great guy he is. But Frida has no intention of being “fixed” by the class golden boy.

    Their study sessions become the catalyst for a turbulent relationship. Yet in his fights with Frida, Marius also experiences something exciting, challenging and completely new...

    Awards

    • Jeanne Moreau Audience Award - European Feature Film - Premier Plans 2020

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne
    Jonas Tidemann
    Henrik Rafaelsen
    Screenplay
    Martin Lund
    Cinematography
    Adam Wallensten
    Editing
    Christoffer Heie

    Press

    Martin Lund

    Martin Lund

    Norway

    An international study shows that Norwegians make very strict requirements of personal conduct and that they sanction unwanted behavior. With PSYCHOBITCH I set out to prove it’s possible to break out of this conformity. I wanted to tell a story about how important it is to listen to your heart when you are looking for your self.

    Lund was educated as an art director before he was accepted onto the directing programme at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer, graduating in 2009 with the short film BALLOON MOODS. His debut feature TWIGSON TIES THE KNOT (2011) premiered at the Berlinale Generation, and remains among Norway’s biggest ever box office hit. He went on to write and direct THE ALMOST MAN (2012) which had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF, winning the Crystal Globe for Best Film. He also created the TV series THE GAMES, winner of Best Series at the 2014 Prix Jeunesse, and was nominated for a Kidscreen award in 2015. It has since been sold to more than 40 countries. His latest work is the feature film PSYCHOBITCH (2019), which premiered at Berlinale and was the recipient of the ArteKino Festival Audience Award.

    Selected Filmography