Following the tragic death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Ida falls into the care of her estranged aunt Bodil and Bodil’s three grown sons. Ida initially finds comfort in their home, which is filled with physical tenderness and a strong sense of unity. But the darker reality of her family’s criminal way of life and toxic dynamics slowly pushes her to accept violence, addiction and intimidation as normal. It isn’t until the situation spirals out of control that Ida realizes that love and violence have become impossible to separate. Doubting if she really belongs with this loyal, but dangerous matriarch and a brotherhood on the edge, Ida faces the same question that her mother once faced before her; just how far are you willing to go for your family?
Jeanette Nordahl graduated from the independent film school, Super16, in 2012 and her thesis film Waiting for Phil was nominated for a Danish Academy Award for Best Short film in 2013. While studying she worked as a second unit director and assistant director on acclaimed Danish films such as The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014) and the multiple award winning TV series Borgen (2010). Her debut short film Nylon premiered as a Nordic Short Film Favourite, at Göteborg International Film Festival in 2016. Wildland is Jeanette’s feature debut.
Festivals and awards
Zurich Film Festival 2020
Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2020
Director: Jeanette Nordahl
Cast: Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joachim Fjelstrup
Production: Snowglobe Films
Bioskop Fontana, 9. nov, 20:30 / Kulturni centar Novi Sad, 10. nov, 15:30 / Cineplexx Niš, 9. nov, 20:00