Shelley

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    Shelley

    Directed by

    Denmark, Sweden

    2016

    92 min

    • English
    • Danish
    • Norwegian
    • Romanian
    • Swedish

    Drama, Horror

    Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise’s biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena. Elena accepts to bear Louise’s child as a surrogate mother in exchange of a large amount of money. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror sets around the inevitable birth...

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    Cast
    Ellen Dorrit Petersen
    Cosmina Stratan
    Peter Christoffersen
    Björn Andrésen
    Marianne Mortensen
    Screenplay
    Ali Abbasi
    Maren Louise Käehne
    Cinematography
    Nadim Carlsen
    Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
    Editing
    Olivia Neergaard-Holm
    Music
    Martin Dirkov
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    Ali  Abbasi

    Ali Abbasi

    Iran

    I am interested in unfulfilled wishes, untold thoughts, dreams and impulses. Here lies the power of cinema: to show what is hidden in all its beauty and vulgarity. In that way cinema becomes the pornography of life.

    Ali Abbasi (born 1981, Iran) has a background in literature with several short stories published in Persian. In 2002 he travelled to Europe, where he finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden to study architecture. In 2007, Ali graduated with a BA in architecture and subsequently enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark, where he studied directing. His graduation film was the short film M FOR MARKUS (2011), following OFFICER RELAXING AFTER DUTY (2008). Ali’s First feature SHELLEY was screened in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2016 to positive reviews and was nominated for the First Feature Award. His most recent film, BORDER (2018), premiered at the Festival de Cannes where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize.

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