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Directed by Billie August

Denmark 2014 98 mins. In Danish

Three generations of a family have gathered at the matriarch’s (Ghita Nørby) house for the weekend. Terminally ill, she wants them to bid her a final farewell, having decided to end her life come Sunday. Sisters Sanne (Danica Curcic) and Heidi  (Paprika Steen) have accepted her desire to die before her disease worsens, but as the weekend progresses, their mother’s decision becomes increasingly hard to deal with, and old conflicts bubble up. August’s emotional meditation on life, love, and death won the Danish Bodil Awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay. In Danish with English subtitles.

Genres: Drama

Appears in: New Scandinavian Cinema



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