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When bubbly Charlotte meets her estranged half-brother Henrik for the first time, familial affections begin to trespass conventional boundaries into the realm of taboo.

Even though twenty-something Charlotte (Ine Marie Wilmann) has never met her real father or half-brother (Simon J. Berger), and her mother is an acquaintance at best, she continues to radiate child-like joy with her infectious smile. She has a rock star boyfriend and is an enthusiastic dance teacher, loved by her toddler students. When her brother Henrik moves to Oslo, the two finally meet and embark on a hidden tryst that, although lacking in conversation, is full of fiery passion. Writer-director Anne Sewitsky follows up her Sundance breakout Happy, Happy with an impressionist-style depiction of sibling love. Rather than clinically documenting the unfolding and forbidden romance between Charlotte and Henrik, she chooses to present often disconnected scenes that only hint at the history, and the resulting effects that drive the characters’ actions. With beautiful, sensual cinematography that captures Norway in a glowing snowy hue, Homesick leaves both little, yet much, to the imagination.

DIRECTOR: Anne Sewitsky
CAST: Ine Marie Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Silje Storstein, Anneke von der Lippe, Oddgeir Thune, Kari Onstad, Terje Strømdahl, Marianne Vassbotn Klasson
LANGUAGE: Norwegian
YEAR: 2015
LENGTH: 102 min
Friday, October 30

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