Hope

Original title: Håp
Director: Maria Sødahl
Cast: Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård, Terje Auli
Country: Norway
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 126
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: BONTONFILM a.s., Foxx Media Group
Section: Main Competition

An elderly artistic couple, Tomas and Anja, live in a seemingly content marriage, surrounded by a large family consisting of a dynamic mix of children and step-children. When Anja is diagnosed with brain cancer in its final stage just a day before Christmas and she realizes she has three months to live at most, she suddenly sees everything in a different light. Is it possible to catch up with years of neglected relationships and find lost love again in such a short time?

Maria Sødahl

The Norwegian director and screenwriter graduated from a Danish film college. She has made several television dramas, documentaries and short films based on her own scripts, winning numerous awards. Her feature debut, Limbo, won the Best Director award at Montréal IFF. Hope premiered at Toronto IFF and this year's Berlin IFF.

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