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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Cleo lives in Thessaloniki, Greece. She’s studying to become an electrical engineer but what she actually does is watch and discuss films as much as possible, hoping to someday make her own. She has a soft spot for all things art, travelling, Nordic languages and english accents.