With a pragmatic aesthetic informed by European minimalism, Boudewijn Koole develops a deeply nuanced examination of intricate familial bonds by employing artful elliptical jumps, and an emphasis on lyrical and aural details.
A journalist, Louise, returns to her wintry Norwegian hometown for the birthday of Bengt, her teenage experimental-musician half-brother. There, she faces intensely rooted tensions with her aloof mother, Roos. But what Louise has to announce will have a life-shifting impact upon all of them. Admirable cinematic architecture.More