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Emilie was sexually abused by her stepfather from the ages of six to twelve, when she reported him and he was convicted. After five years in foster homes, Emilie, now 18, returns home to her mother after years of silence. Together they prepare to disclose to Emilie’s half-siblings the reason why their father is in prison. This is a story of an extraordinarily courageous young woman on a path to recovery.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Denmark
Release date (national):
2020-03-06
Production company:
Sant & Usant AS
Co production company:
Final Cut for Real
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Danish Film Institute
Fritt Ord Foundation
Fond for lyd og bilde
Producer:
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Co producer:
Monica Hellström
Film consultant:
Lars Løge
Helle Hansen
Kalle Løchen
Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen
Sales agent:
MetFilm Sales

Director

  • Tone Grøttjord-Glenne

    Tone Grøttjord (b. 1977) was educated at the National Film and Television School in the United Kingdom, graduating in 2003. Her graduation film Brothers (2002) won the Student Award at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda in 2003, and also received an Honorary Mention at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. As of November 2011 Grøttjord works as a producer for the documentary film production company Sant & Usant.

    Tone Grøttjord-Glenne

Awards

2020:
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary
2021:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
Honorable Mention
2021:
Bergamo Film Meeting
Jury Prize - Premio della Giura Cgil Bergamo

Festivals

2020:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
2020:
Nordisk Panorama
2021:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
CPH:DOX
2021:
Movies That Matter
2021:
Bergamo Film Meeting
2021:
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Cinematographer:
Egil Håskjold Larsen
Editor:
Cathrine Ambus
Composer:
Ola Fløttum
Sound Recording:
Anders Lindberg Svensson

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
75'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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