Charter

09 October 2021 @Capitol 18:00


Charter tells the story of Alice who realizes she is about to lose custody of her two children. In a last desperate attempt to win them over she abducts them, taking them on an illicit charter trip to the Canary Islands.

Writer/director Amanda Kernell (Sami Blood, 2017 Sundance Film Festival) returns with an intense portrait of the lawless force of an imperfect mother’s love. Sophia Olsson’s cinematography gorgeously captures how the changing physical landscape represents erratic, impassioned Alice’s shifting hopes, while portrayer Ane Dahl Torp allows the waves of her character’s emotions—uncertainty, desperation, and relief to have her children close—to wash, often wordlessly, over her face. Meanwhile, young actors Tintin Poggats Sarri and Troy Lundkvist do beautiful work as the damaged children waging their own internal battles.

Sundance

About the Director

Born in 1986 in Umeå, Sweden, Amanda Kernell is a trained director of the National Film School of Denmark and has made several award-winning short films, including Northern Great Mountain, which world premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sami Blood (2016), her feature film debut, premiered at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival and won the Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film, among other international festival prizes. Charter is Kernell’s second feature film.