Viktoria is an odd and extremely self-disciplined researcher in the field of suicide. She is invited to a psychiatric ward to treat the suicidal patient Jenny. Through intimate night conversations, they form a tight bond. Viktoria slowly opens up to experience closeness with another person for the first time in her life, but the closer the two women get, the more it becomes clear that something is not as it seems.
- Lisa Carlehed
- Victoria Carmen Sonne
- Trine Dyrholm
- Bebiane Ivalo Kreutzmann
- Marie Grahtø
- Catherine Pattinama Coleman
- Linda Man
- Pessi Levanto
- BEO STARLING
Danish feature debutant Marie Grahtø’s asylum tale is a veritable Lego box full of twisted cinematic paraphernalia
Making my two short films, I discovered my love for exploring filmic language. They were heavy on form, and I had an ironic detachment from the content. That was all well and good. But with PSYCHOSIA I wanted to do something different: stick to a potent and experimental language, but combined with content that was more involved and closer to myself.
Marie Grahtø is an awardwinning writer/director based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She is a two-time Danish Academy Award Robert nominee and has been appointed “Director to Watch” by the four largest film trade magazines in the Nordic countries.
She has travelled festivals around the world with her three short films DAIMI (2012), YOLO (2013) and TEENLAND (2014) while attending the Independent Danish Film School Super16. Festivals include International Film Festival Rotterdam, SXSW, Palm Springs International Film Festival and many more. PSYCHOSIA (2019) is her debut feature film selected in competition at the 34th Venice International Film Critics' Week.