Tove's Room

Martin Zandvliet, Denmark, 2023

74 min.DK/Feature

The year is 1963. A women’s liberation movement is underway. In a flat in Copenhagen, we meet one of the biggest female writers, Tove Ditlevsen, and her husband, the sadistic news editor in chief Victor Andreasen. Toves talent is indisputable, only her husband’s destructive envy surpasses it. Whilst she uses her authorship to give a voice to suppressed women, providing them with courage to leave behind husbands and the patriarchal structures of society, Victor´s only talent is to sell tabloids to the people. Tove looks straight through her husband’s inferiority complex, and yet she puts up with his humiliating behaviour and his violence. He is the one who controls her drug abuse and repeated admissions to the psychiatric ward – the only place in which she truly finds peace to write. Their power struggle needs an audience, and on this very day they’re expecting a lunch guest, the promising young author Klaus Rifbjerg, who celebrates the modern woman. Klaus believes they’ll be talking about literature, what he doesn’t know is that a blood bath awaits him. TOVES ROOM is a woman's story about the price of her submission.
Basic information Credits
Original title Toves værelse
Danish title Toves værelse
Director Martin Zandvliet
Screenplay Jakob Weis
Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Appearance Paprika Steen, Lars Brygmann, Joachim Fjelstrup, Sonja Oppenhagen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Danish theatrical release 22.06.2023
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Nordisk Film Distribution A/S, Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Martin Zandvliet


Screenplay Jakob Weis


Producer Mikael Christian Rieks


Appearance Paprika Steen
Appearance Lars Brygmann
Appearance Joachim Fjelstrup
Appearance Sonja Oppenhagen

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