People in the Sun (2011)

Mennesker i solen
Feature Film | Comedy | Norway | Norwegian & Danish | 1h18m
Dir: Per-Olav Sørensen | Scr: Jonas Gardell | Play: Jonas Gardell | Ph: John Christian Rosenlund | Prod: Cornelia Boysen & Synnøve Hørsdal | Mus: Kristian Eidnes Andersen | Ed: Wibecke Rønseth & Sofie Hesselberg | PD: Kristine Wilhelmsen | Sfx: Johan Harnesk Cast: Kjersti Holmen, Ingar Helge Gimle, Ane Dahl Torp, Jon Øigarden, Ghita Nørby, Oscar Lunde

At an idyllic Swedish seaside resort, two Norwegian families’ Midsummer celebrations become ever more strained and strange, as they slowly come to realise that Judgement Day is upon them, in Sørensen’s engrossingly scabrous, oft hilarious take on Gardell’s play. The excellent performances, off-kilter characterisations, and generally discomfiting aesthetic combine to thoroughly entertaining effect. One of a kind.