Written and directed by Camilla Strøm Henriksen, PHOENIX will be in UK and Irish cinemas from the 13th September.
From a young age, Jill has been the responsible adult in her small family. Caring for her loving, but mentally unstable mother Astrid and her younger brother Bo, she looks forward to her 14th birthday, just two days away. When her estranged father calls with the news that he’ll visit, Jill stops at nothing to have the best day – even if it means keeping a secret that could rip her family apart.
Featuring a breakout performance from Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, this striking chamber drama marks Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen as one to watch.
‘an extremely accomplished and memorable first feature’ – Sight and Sound
‘impressive debut… an intelligent family drama refrigerated with horror movie chills’ – The Guardian
PHOENIX is a Hummelfilm production. It is produced by Gudny Hummelvoll, with David Yates as executive producer.