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There's No Place Like Home

Den, Der Lever Stille

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Estranged from her dysfunctional, controlling parents after coming out as a lesbian, Leonora Christina Skov first learns of her mother’s terminal breast cancer while being interviewed live on TV. When she visits her mother and father in the hospice, she’s forced to confront and process her childhood and relationship with her parents as memory and reality begin to blur together in a surreal nightmare. Leonora finds herself trapped in a claustrophobic, closed loop between her mother and father, struggling to find her identity as her subconscious fades into a Freudian fever dream of family roles, confused sexuality, and strange symbols pulled from dark fairytales. A provocative, compelling film that examines how we can never escape the influence of our parents, There’s No Place Like Home is adapted from The One Who Lives Quietly, Leonora Christina Skov’s bestselling autobiographical novel. It has the oneiric atmosphere of a David Lynch film, as the simple, surface-level family drama unravels to reveal a dark fable of gaslighting, feminism, and generational trauma.

 

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Director
Cast

Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Jens Albinus, Sarah Boberg, Gitte (die Gitte) Hænning

Credits
Country of Origin

Denmark

Year

2022

Series

Panorama

Language

In Danish with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
106 min
Drama Women Directors

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Credits

Producer

Regner Grasten, Tove Grasten

Screenwriter

Puk Grasten

Cinematography

Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk

Editor

Gregers Dohn

Production Design

Peter de Neergaard

Original Music

Lasse Ziegler

Director

Puk Grasten headshot

Puk Grasten

Puk Grasten graduated from EICAR in Paris and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, from which she wrote and directed her debut feature film, 37 (2015). 37 world premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival, where Puk Grasten won the award for Best Director as well as the Russian Critics’ Award for Best Film. 37 also received the Dreyer Prize and The Danish States Art Fond prize.

Filmography: 37 (2016)

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