Sorrow & Joy
Through a circular narrative, the 100 minutes of the film’s runtime are divided into two, almost equally long pieces. One half recounts what happened before the tragic incident, while the rest focuses on what occurred afterwards. In the beginning, we witness how film director Johannes Lindenius (Jacob Cedergreen) returns home to a shocking announcement by his mother-in-law: Signe (Helle Fagralid), his wife and primary school teacher, who also suffers from manic depression, has cut their daughter’s throat with a kitchen knife.
The husband’s held back emotional display as . . .
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