VIFF 2017: Disappearance delves deep into a Norwegian family's strained relations


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      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.



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