Thursday 20th February 2020
86 minutes. Subtitled.
Director: Camilla Strøm Henriksen
Another film this season built around a strong female central performance. In this case, Ylva Bjorkaas Thedlin who plays Jill, the 14 year old in a very dysfunctional family. Jill cares for her younger brother and her mentally unstable mother. The natural balance of this family is thrown into chaos when a planned family event goes horribly wrong. Powerful characterisations bring to mind the complexity of Ingmar Bergman. Phoenix is not a film which is easily forgotten.