by Sara Johnsen
In the middle of her wedding reception, the doubtful bride Unn Tove finds a newborn baby girl abandoned in the hotel restroom. She turns her over to Child Welfare Services.
16 years later, a young and energetic girl shows up on her doorstep. It's Rosemari, the baby from the wedding. Together they start investigating the circumstances that led to Rosemari's birth.
They unravel a story about a young couple's unrestrained love, an eccentric ex-boxer with a taste for erotica, and a mother covering up her life's biggest secret.
Sara Johnsen (b. 1970) is a highly acclaimed Norwegian director, author and screenwriter. Her latest feature, ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST (2012), was in competition in Toronto and ranked as one of the Ten Best Films at the Festival by The Independent UK. Sara's box office success UPPERDOG (2009) won 5 AMANDA Awards (Norway), including "Best Film" and "Best Director". UPPERDOG was chosen Best Film of the Year by the National Film Critics Norway and the Cinema Owners' Association.
Her first feature KISSED BY WINTER won the Canal+ Nordic Debutant Amanda Award and also the Grand Jury Prize at AFI (American Film Institute) in 2005. Sara is also highly praised as authoress of the novels "White Man" and "He knows something she can try".
2012 ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST
2005 KISSED BY WINTER
2003 HORMONES AND OTHER DEMONS (short)
2003 HOUDINI'S DOG (short)
Unn Tove - Tuva Novotny
Rosemari - Ruby S. B. Dagnall
Hilde - Laila Goody
Klaus - Tommy Kenter
Hanne - Helga Guren
Kristian - Petter Width
Mikkel - Emil Johnsen
director and writer Sara Johnsen
director of photography Hélène Louvart
editor Zaklina Stojcevska
production designer Tuva Hølmebakk
producer Turid Øversveen
co-producers Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Bo Ehrhardt, Mikkel Jersin
production companies 4 1/2 Fiksjon, Nimbus Film, Match Factory Productions
Format: DCP / color / 5.1
Length: 97 min.