As In Heaven

Dir: Tea Lindeburg
Cast: Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth

1H 25M • DRAMA / THRILLER • 2021 • DENMARK

28th May 18:45 - Live
29th May 00:01 - Online
In late C19th Denmark, young radical proto-feminist Lise must contend with immovable traditional thinking when her mother goes into labour

  28th May 18:45 - Live at Parabola Arts Centre

  29th May 00:01 - Online

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In a harsh West Jutland farming community in late 1800s, Lise (Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl) is encouraged to seek an education by her mother, Anna (Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen). But just as Lise is preparing to leave for school, Anna begins a protracted labour. Despite being forward-looking in other areas, Lise adheres to traditional beliefs about childbirth and will not call for medical help. Lindeburg’s film is a trenchantly feminist historical drama, showing a young woman’s dreams and an older woman’s life threatened by religious dogma and male intransigence and insecurity. She also displays a striking visual confidence and joy in metaphor and symbolism, conjuring up gothic, almost fantastical images of blood raining from the sky and phantom hands offering comfort.

Danish with English subtitles

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Accentuated with dashes of apocalyptic, dreamlike imagery in a late 19th-century setting, As in Heaven is a potent period piece whose rage echoes into modern times
Tilt Magazine

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