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Phoenix 15 rating

Camilla Strøm Henriksen’s astute and atmospheric adolescent drama follows a young girl having to grow up quickly in an intensely adult world.

Drama 2018 86 mins

Director: Camilla Strøm Henriksen


Jill has been robbed. What was taken? Her childhood, lost to a bad mother whose volatile behaviour forces her into the unwanted role of carer. As her birthday nears, Jill is promised a visit from her estranged father, a small moment of joy which nothing must obstruct. Camilla Strøm Henriksen’s film places a heavy load on young shoulders. As Jill, newcomer Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin is a sensational central figure, a child teetering in a world carved out by selfish, blinkered adults. Her rapport with brother Bo (Casper Falck-Løvås) is tender and brittle, and it underpins a well-crafted drama with an otherworldly edge.

Featuring a breakout performance from Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, this striking chamber drama marks Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen as a talent to watch.