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Disappearance

TORONTO IFF

The idyllic family life set in a beautiful snowy countryside of Norway is shaken after Roos returns home and eventually finds a way to say good bye.

Synopsis

Roos visits her mother in Norway yearly, but this time it’s different: she brings a bad news. At first, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. With the help of her half brother and an old love, the two women eventually reconcile and Roos is ready to take her next and inescapable step.

"A study of denial, played out against the majestic backdrop of nature"
FILMUFORIA

"Extremely warm and poignant."
CINEUROPA

"Lodeizen and de Brauw shine in roles augmented by a depth of character."
THE FILM STAGE

"A unique impression."
ROGER EBERT

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Details

Director: Boudewijn Koole
Genre: drama
Original title: Verdwijnen
English title: Disappearance
Country of production: The Netherlands, Norway
Year of production: 2017
Length: 92 min
Colour: colour
Original language: Dutch, Norwegian, English
Subtitles: English

Cast: Rifka Lodeizen, Elsie de Brauw, Jakob Oftebro, Marcus Hanssen
Scriptwriter: Jolein Laarman
Director of photography: Melle van Essen
Editor: Gys Zevenbergen
Music: Alex Simu
Producers: Ineke Kanters, Jan van der Zanden
Co-Producers: Joachim Lyng, Magnus Ramsdalen
Production company: The Film Kitchen
Co-production company: Sweet Films
Supported by: Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, FilmCamp Norway, Norwegian Film Institute, Eurimages

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Festivals / Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – International Premiere
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
The Norwegian IFF Haugesund, Norway
Ostend Film Festival, Belgium
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany – Interfilm Church Prize
Kolkata International Film Festival, India
Noordelijk Film Festival, The Netherlands
European Film Forum Scanorama, Lithuania
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt – Award for Best Artistic Contribution
Les Arcs European Film Festival, France – Official Competition

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