Shelley

Denmark, 2016
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Director: Ali Abbasi
Screenwriter: Louise Käehne, Ali Abbasi
Producer: Jacob Jarek
Cinematography: Nadim Carlsen, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Music: Martin Dirkov
Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Peter Christoffersen, Björn Andrésen
Distributor: Indie Sales
Colour
92 min
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Young Romanian woman Elena arrives in the Danish countryside to work as a housekeeper for Louise and her husband Kasper. Far away from modern life, the isolated house is still and somber without electricity. Elena adjusts quickly to her new routine of household chores. The two women grow closer. Louise is devastated being unable to bear children after a horrifying miscarriage. Desperate for a child of her own, Louise offers Elena a generous financial deal to be the couple’s surrogate mother. Elena kindly accepts, and the money will help her return home sooner to her own small son. Elena’s pregnancy brings joy to the home of Louise and Kasper, but only briefly. The couple are troubled by Elena’s atypical cravings. Bizarre hallucinations and unbearable sensations drive Elena to believe that something is frightfully wrong. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, upsetting the lives of everyone like an evil force…

The film will be screened in the original language, with English and Hungarian subtitles.


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