When Nordicana last took place at the beginning of 2014, The Legacy was still on the horizon for viewers outside Denmark. But word was out that another very good drama was heading in our direction, this time with less noir and more psychological unraveling as a bohemian family faces up to the fall-out from the death of its singular matriarch, the artist Veronika Grønnegaard.

More than a year later, this absorbing tale of damaged people – the ultimate dysfunctional family – and their individual machinations to keep on top . . .

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