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Anna Odell

2019, SE, DK, 112', M12

International Competition 2019

24 Nov 2019 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 21H00

26 Nov 2019 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 21H30

A social experiment in which Anna Odell ("The Reunion", 2013, was also screened at Porto/Post/Doc in 2014) aims to challenge the gender roles in today’s society. In a purpose-build warehouse set, she confronts herself, as a director, with the Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, and invites seven other top Scandinavian actors to live with them and act as alter egos of herself and Mikael. The group embarks on a game without rules, which leads to real conflicts and absurd and emotional situations since all of them will have to “stay in their roles”.