European Union Film Festival 2023
Screening Dates
  • November 18, 2023 6:30

Danish director Marianne Blicher debuts with a strong-minded and charming drama populated by colourful personalities.”

Tobias Åkesson, Göteborg Film Festival

Former beauty queen and now senior citizen Solvej (veteran actor Ragnhild Kaasgaard, masterful in the role) lives with her dog in a social housing area on the outskirts of the provincial Danish town of Viborg. Day after day, when not reminiscing over old love letters from her past, she zips around on her scooter dealing prescription drugs for money, all the while dreaming of an idyllic world that she can escape to someday. When unforeseen circumstances bring Kate, her neighbour’s rebellious 17-year-old daughter, into her life, an unlikely friendship begins to form between these women of different generations. Both feel like outsiders, but together they just might be able to figure out their lives and find a positive path into the future. A hit at the Glasgow Film Festival, Marianne Blicher’s entertaining and observant first feature is a witty, insightful comedy about friendship and the tenacity of hope.

Best Nordic Film
Santa Barbara Film Festival 2022

Super16-educated director Marianne Blicher elegantly creates a believable world … [Her portrait] of a social housing development exudes life in a similar way to Sean Baker’s films about the American underclass.”

Nicki Bruun, Filmmagasinet Ekko