Danish director Katrine Brocks will be premiering her feature debut 'The Great Silence' at San Sebastián Film Festival (16-24 September).
Brocks' drama about a young Sister haunted by her past is selected for New Directors, a competition for first and second features vying for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award.
'The Great Silence' tells the story of Alma who lives a quiet life in a Catholic convent. As she is preparing to take her perpetual vows as a nun, her brother Erik unexpectedly arrives after many years apart.
Erik, a recovering alcoholic, wants his share of the inheritance from their late father. However, his presence quickly unearths a much deeper deceit between them – a terrible accident from their past, which Alma has desperately tried to suppress.
As sister and brother, the drama features Kristine Kujath Thorp ('Sick of Myself' and 'Ninjababy') and Elliott Crosset Hove ('Godland' and 'Winter Brothers').
Katrine Brocks wrote the script with Marianne Lentz, and Pernille Tornøe has produced for Monolit Film.
The film is backed by the Danish Film Institute's talent development programme New Danish Screen. TrustNordisk is handling international sales. Domestic release is set for 12 January 2023.
At last year's festival, Tea Lindeburg's feature debut 'As in Heaven' won two Silver Shell awards – for Best Director to Lindeburg and for Best Leading Performance (shared with Jessica Chastain) to Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl.
Read more about San Sebastián Film Festival 2022 at sansebastianfestival.com.