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Shelley

Ali Abbasi, Denmark, 2016

90 min.HorrorDK/Feature

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.
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Danish title Shelley
Other titles Shelley
Director Ali Abbasi
Screenplay Maren Louise Käehne, Ali Abbasi
Producer Jacob Jarek
Director of Photography Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Nadim Carlsen
Appearances Cosmina Stratan, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Peter Christoffersen, Kenneth M. Christensen
Production country Denmark,Sweden
Dialogue language Danish,English,Rumænsk,Swedish
Production companies Profile Pictures
Domestic distribution Scanbox
International sale Indie Sales / Rue Washington 32 / 75008 Paris
Danish theatrical release 01.12.2016
Cinemas Gloria, København
Øst for paradis, Aarhus
Cafébiografen, Odense
Biffen, Aalborg
Comment Feature debut by Ali Abbasi. Supported by the Danish Film Institute’s talent scheme, New Danish Screen. 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.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Profile Pictures
Co-producer Solid Entertainment AB
With support from New Danish Screen, Film i Skåne
Domestic distribution Scanbox

Direction

Direction Ali Abbasi
Assistant director Jannich Grønnemose

Script

Screenplay Maren Louise Käehne
Screenplay Ali Abbasi

Production

Producer Jacob Jarek
Line producer Jacob Jarek
Production Jacob Svensson
Production Toke Thrane-Hanghøj
Unit manager Jannich Grønnemose
Unit manager Nikolaj Storgaard Mortensen
Location scout Anders Banke

Cinematography

Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Cinematographer Nadim Carlsen
1st assistant camera Anne Skamris

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Ib Valentin
Gaffer Marcin Bugacki

Editing

Editor Olivia Neergaard-Holm

Music

Composer Martin Juel Dirkov

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Production designer Kristine Køster
Set dresser Mina Lejbølle

Wardrobe

Key costumer Camilla Nordbjerg Olsen

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Camilla Nordbjerg Olsen

Sound

Sound engineer Rune Bjerre Sand

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth

Appearance

Elena Cosmina Stratan
Louise Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Kasper Peter Christoffersen
Simon Kenneth M. Christensen
Nanna Patricia Schumann
Leo Björn Andresen
Isabella Marianne Mortensen
Sigurd Marlon Kindberg Bach

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Full Moon 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Cinemateket 2017-01-01
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2016-10-22
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2016-10-07
Athens International Film Festival 2016-09-22
Helsinki Film Festival 2016-09-15
FILM4 FrightFest 2016-08-25
Munich Fantasy FilmFest 2016-08-17
Sarajevo Film Festival 2016-08-12
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016-07-21
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2016-07-14
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016-05-27
Bildrausch Filmfest Basel 2016-05-25
Amsterdam Imagine Film Festival 2016-04-14
Lucca Film Festival 2016-04-03
Berlinale 2016-02-11
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah Iben 2016-12-22
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2016-12-21
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2016-12-02
Anmeldelse BT Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2016-12-01
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2016-12-01
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2016-12-01
Anmeldelse Politiken Grundahl, Joakim 2016-12-01
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Albrechtsen, Peter 2016-10-27