Blind Spot

Original title: Blindsone
Director: Tuva Novotny
Cast: Pia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Nora Mathea Øien, Teodor Barsnes-Simonsen
Country: Norway
Year of production: 2018
Length (min): 98
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Norwegian Film Institute
Section: Northern Lights

It’s a day like any other when teenager Thea attends handball training, hangs out with her friend and leaves for home where she is met by her family. But as our view shifts to her mother, Thea has suddenly disappeared out of sight. In her one-shot debut, actress-turned-director Tuva Novotny masterfully explores the family dynamics resulting in a cinematic and emotional ride that gives an intimate insight into a taboo like teenage depression.

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