Concentrated and award-winning drama that with visual punch portrays a fateful summer day and night in 19th century farming society.
14-year-old Lise is brimming with confidence and looking forward to beginning school after summer. She is the eldest daughter in a large group of brothers and sisters, and more are on the way. As the mother’s labor pains begin, it becomes clear that everything is not right, and Lise is asked to take her younger siblings and stay away. Over the decisive hours that follow, Lise’s world will be rocked to its core, and she will be forced to question everything she has taken for granted. Director Tea Lindeburg’s brilliant debut is an emotionally dizzying story that takes place in a time characterized by faith, superstition, and powerlessness in the face of the almighty.
- Tobias Åkesson