Anja is living with her cohabitant Tomas in a big family with their children and stepchildren. On the day before Christmas, Anja gets an incurable diagnosis. Alone in her grief and fear, Anja admits to the necessity of having Tomas’s full support and help. During the Christmas week, the couple are thrown into a crash course in mutual trust and a common fight to handle the unexpected diagnosis. Can they learn to love each other again through the crisis after a long life together?

Hope premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and got rave reviews from the international press. It has also received critical acclaim here in Norway. The film is based on the director’s own experiences.

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  • Director
    Maria Sødahl
  • Producer
    Yngve Sæther
  • Writers
    Maria Sødahl
  • Photo
    Manuel Alberto Claro
  • Actors
    Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård
  • Playtime
    2 h 6 min
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  • Distributor
    SF Norge