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Norway’s Official Submission for Best International Feature

ANJA lives with TOMAS in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For a number of years the two adults have grown independent of each other, with creative jobs in parallel worlds. When Anja gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, their modern life breaks down and exposes neglected love. Alone with her grief and her fears, Anja realizes that she needs Tomas’ full help and support. It’s their only chance. How else will their children find the strength once she is gone, if their parents are unable to weather the storm together? Anja and Tomas are thrown into a crash course in mutual trust, and eventually a joint struggle, to deal with this unexpected and premature death. By getting to know each other anew, they unconsciously become principal characters in a love story, finally learning to truly love each other after a long life spent together.

"A melancholy, highly satisfying adult drama intensely moving." The Hollywood Reporter

"One of The 10 Best Films at the 2019 Toronto, Venice, Telluride, and Locarno Film Festivals." The Film Stage

"A wildly impressive and devastating relationship drama with unforgettable performances from both Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård." Collider

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    125 minutes
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    Maria Sødahl