Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Women in Oversized Men's Shirts
(Kvinner i for store herreskjorter)

Year: 2015
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 100 minutes

Women in Oversized Men's Shirts

Trine, a budding Norwegian artist, has come up with the perfect idea for her breakthrough exhibition. Nine months pregnant, Trine will video stream the birth in a cage in front of a live audience while she wears a wig and Victorian-era garb. How could she not be catapulted to the top of the art world? Agnes will be Trine’s midwife, and until the baby is born, Agnes hires Trine for part-time factory work. But Agnes has a secret, and, alone in her office she pines to see her estranged son, Kåre. Kåre is a rapidly rising author who’s splitting his time between his wife and his girlfriend, Sigrid, who’s half his age. Yngvild Sve Flikke’s zany triptych of three unrelated women and their happenstance encounters is brimming with vibrant characters and unconventional wisdom. The empowerin WOMEN IN OVERSIZED MEN’S SHIRTS is a bright comedy that doesn’t need men to tell its story. (In Norwegian with subtitles) –C.P.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Women of the World

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Yngvild Sve Flikke

Yngvild Sve Flikke was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1974. She has worked for NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, since 1997. She won major awards with her 2005 television series, DumDum Boys—5 Men, 5 Songs.


Yngve Sæther

Gunnhild Øyehaug, Yngvild Sve Flikke

Marianne Bakke

Jens Christian Fodstad

Principal Cast
Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Hallvard Holmen, Henriette Steenstrup, Anne Krigsvoll

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Community Partner

Nobel Monitor Lodge 130— VASA Club

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