Wednesday 8 December 2021


Directed by Maria Sødahl

Narrative Feature (2019, Norway, 130 mins)
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Over the years, Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård) have slowly grown apart, their creative careers taking them in different directions and leaving their relationship distant. Though surrounded by her children and family, when Anja receives a life-changing diagnosis her life with Tomas begins to fracture, exposing years of neglected love. Alone with her grief and her fears, Anja realises that she needs Tomas’s full help and support, and the two embark on a challenging but hopeful journey in which they discover themselves and each other anew. Featuring an outstanding cast, HOPE is the stunning new film from acclaimed director Maria Sødahl.


Writer & Director: Maria Sødahl
Producer: Thomas Robsahm
Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Editing: Christian Siebenherz
Executive Producer: Yngve Sæther
Cast: Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne, Alfred Vatne, Steinar Klouman Hallert, Daniel Storm Forthun Sandbye, Erik Hallert

Additional info

Country:  Norway
Year: 2019
Language: Norwegian, with English subtitles
Length: 130 minutes

Wednesday 8 December 2021
Everyman Broadgate
1 Finsbury Ave
London EC2M 2PF
Festival Selections
Berlinale 2020
Toronto International Film Festival
This film will be preceded by a
short film: When it Rains, it Pours (9 mins)
More information here

About the Director

Born in 1965, Maria Sodahl graduated with a degree in film from the Danish Film School in 1993. After several short films and documentaries, she made her debut feature film, Limbo, in 2010. The film has won several prizes including at the Montreal Film Festival, the Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival and at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.