Children´s and Youth Films, Norway 2019, 95 Min., norw., engl. OV, engl. st, 14 years and older

Mirjam is a disco and freestyle dance champion. But behind the sparkling façade is an insecure and tormented young woman. Mirjam, her mother, and her stepfather Per are members of a fundamentalist church that uses pop culture to bring people onto the path to Jesus. They also force homosexuals to undergo “cures”. Mirjam believes she was sexually abused by her biological father, and is unable to deal with the moral constraints of the community. After she has a breakdown during a competition, her stepfather puts even more pressure on her. Mirjam feels like a loser and a sinner … Using unusual cinematic techniques, director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen pulls her audience into the manipulative world of religious evangelists. In long drawn-out scenes, she creates an oppressive, threatening atmosphere that holds us in thrall with its immediacy.

Director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Screenplay Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Producer Maria Ekerhovd

Production Company Mer Film AS, Mellomveien 33, 9007 Tromsø, Mail: vivill@merfilm.no, Web: www.merfilm.no

World Sales New Europe Film Sales, Czerniakowska 73/79, 00-718 Warschau, Mail: festivals@neweuropefilmsales.com, Web: www.neweuropefilmsales.com

Cast Josefine Frida Pettersen (Mirjam), Nicolai Cleve Broch (Per), Andrea Bræin Hovig (Birgitta), Espen Klouman Høiner (Pastor Samuel), Fredericke Rustad Hellerud (Ada), Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal (Vanja)


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