Aerobics: A Love Story

Aerobics: A Love Story / 2014 / Anders Rune / Drama

Aerobics: A Love Story, by award-winning filmmaker Anders Rune, is an odd story tackling serious themes of mental illness, while presenting it in an indie and distinctively Scandinavian style that makes it unique from others of similar plots. The story, set in the suburbs of Stockholm, follows Maria, a mentally challenged woman who is living with her sister, Helen, and Janne, a lovable oaf who is desperate to have a show on television. The characters are introduced in a way that makes them flawed but instantly likeable . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.