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    Sweden, Denmark

    2018

    112 min

    • Danish
    • Swedish

    Drama

    Like in her previous film, THE REUNION (2013), artist, filmmaker and actress Anna Odell has opted to once again focus on herself for this exploration of the self and the other, of boundaries and (gender) identity. Who are we in our own eyes, in those of our lovers and, above all, those of strangers? Alongside actor Mikael Persbrandt, Odell invited six other renowned Scandinavian actors to play both their alter egos.
    Scriptless, they are free to discover how they interrelate, which mainly causes confusion. What and who is real? There is hard work underway on a mysterious art film in various purpose-built spaces with producers, crew and agents beavering away in the background. This leads to erotic, intimate, slow and comedic scenes. The ostensible lack of vision, inappropriate behaviour and mutual frictions make the rehearsals increasingly difficult: or was that precisely the point?

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    Cast
    Anna Odell
    Mikael Persbrandt
    Vera Vitali
    Trine Dyrholm
    Thure Lindhardt
    Shanti Roney
    Jens Albinus
    Screenplay
    Anna Odell
    Cinematography
    Daniel Takács
    Editing
    Kristin Grundström
    Hanna Lejonqvist
    Music
    Gustaf Berger
    Markus Hasselblom
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    Anna Odell

    Anna Odell

    Sweden

    Art is my way of relating to life.

    Born in Stockholm in 1973, Anna Odell was educated at Sweden’s University College of Arts, Craft and Design, and the Royal Institute of Art. Her examination work Unknown Woman (2009) - in which she reconstructed a psychosis - sparked a debate about the meaning of art and has been shown at various locations in Scandinavia and in Paris. THE REUNION (2013) is her first feature film.

    Selected Filmography