The film is a nightmare fairy-tale about a simple father, Jens, and his overwhelming love for his daughter, Liv. Jens, Liv and her gigantic bedridden mother, Maria, live an isolated life in a beautiful forest, a paradise of their own invention. A world where even the smallest things have a soul and the greatest meaning can be found in the journey of an ant into the sap of a tree. Liv is bright and full of life and curiosity that her father has inspired within her. Jens, however, carries a dark side which becomes increasingly hard to contain as Liv ventures out into the world, and the outside world encroaches in on the family. The thought of losing Liv becomes so frightening that Jens’s love for her smothers everything.
Third feature film by Daniel Borgman, following ’The Weight of Elephants’ (2013) and ’Loving Pia’ (2017), which both premiered at the Berlinale. His short film ’Berik’ (2010) won the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.
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