Hope – Ottawa Premiere on Friday July 30th!
The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis. Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles.
Berlin International Film Festival: Audience Award, and Europa Cinemas (for writer/director Maria Sødahl) award winner!
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival: Grand Prize – Feature Film award winner!
Amanda Awards, Norway: Best Actress (Andrea Bræin Hovig), and Production Design award winner! Also nominated for Best Film, Direction, Actor (Stellan Skarsgård), Supporting Actress (Gjertrud L. Jynge), Cinematography, and Screenplay!
98% All Critics / 100% Top Critics Certified Fresh! “A movingly personal work from writer-director Maria Sødahl, Hope sees stars Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård powerfully portraying a turning point in one couple’s long love story.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
5 Stars! “Simply put, Hope is a wonderful piece of filmmaking” (Movies In Focus)
5 Stars! “the film unwraps gorgeous feelings and difficult truths with marvelous dexterity for two masterfully staged hours.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
4/4 Stars! “superb drama…one of the year’s richest and most rewarding contemporary dramas…two of the most remarkable performances I’ve seen in a film this year…It should not be missed.” (RogerEbert.com)