Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, who accepts to bear Louise's child as a surrogate mother in exchange of a large amount of money. But the life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror sets around the inevitable birth.
Øst for paradis, Aarhus
Feature debut by Ali Abbasi. The film world premiered in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama programme 2016 and has since been selected for a number of festivals, including Munich, Sarajevo and Montreal. Abbasi's follow-up 'Border' (2018) won the main prize at the Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard.
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
Sarajevo Film Festival
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival
Transilvania International Film Festival
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