It's Only Make Believe (Eventyrland)

 

Year: 2013
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 91 minutes

IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE is not just a strikingly visual tale of love and longing; it’s also a heart-pounding thriller. Jenny has a romantic nature and the face of an angel, but she’s prone to making bad choices. Just when she’s found true love, her life explodes, and she’s doing time for murder. Free after ten years, she struggles to clean up her act enough to get her daughter Merete back from her foster mother. Jenny moves into a ramshackle house that she attacks with a scrub brush and a vengeance, stealing paint while simultaneously applying for a loan from a smitten banker. She paints a magic forest in Merete’s room so they can live a new innocent life together. But a gangster from her past tries to force Jenny into carrying drugs, and when she refuses, he threatens to take Merete. Jenny’s fierce protection of her daughter leads to an unforgettable climax by the sea. (In Norwegian with subtitles) —B.B.

Director
Arild ěstin Ommundsen

Producers
Gary Cranner, Arild ěstin Ommundsen

Screenwriting
Arild ěstin Ommundsen

Cinematography
Arild ěstin Ommundsen

Editing
Arild ěstin Ommundsen

Principal Cast
Silje Salomonsen, Vegar Hoel, Fredrik S. Hana

Director Bio
Arild ěstin Ommundsen studied directing at the University College in Stavanger. His second feature film, "Monsterthursday," was selected as the first Norwegian film ever to participate in a competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

Select Filmography
"Mongoland" (2001), "Monsterthursday" (2004)—29th CIFF, "Rottenetter" (2009), "Twigson in Trouble" (2011), IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE (2013)

Print Source

Norwegian Film Institute

stine.oppegaard.com

www.nfi.no

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