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Synopsis

Iben and Thomas are on a romantic boat holiday. On the surface everything looks perfectly idyllic, except something is weighing on Iben. She can’t sleep and her mind often wanders to the past. On yet another sleepless night, she hears cries for help in the distance. Iben and Thomas follow the voice and rescue a refugee woman. She survived while others perished. Thomas wants to call the police, but the woman begs him not to. What really happened and how far will Thomas and Iben go in order to help a complete stranger? This movie is about confronting the present as much as it is about confronting the past.

Director Josefine Kirkeskov, who is also one of the co-writers, creates a suspenseful thriller about the refugee crisis and PTSD. The film boasts a strong ensemble, anchored by a terrific Sofia Helin (Saga in "The Bridge").

From the very first seconds the tension crackles and pulls the viewer in, making you wonder what is really going on and who is telling the truth.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Josefine Kirkeskov

graduated from the National Film school of Denmark in 2015, with a master in directing. Her graduation film "Heaven" was very well received among audience and critics. 

Filmography
  • Lifeboat (2018)
Sat, 24.11.2018
4:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
090901
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 090901
Movie guests
Producer Mikkel Jersin, Cast  Sebnem Hassainsoughi, Director  Josefine Kirkeskov Nielsen, Writer  Nanna Westh
Sun, 25.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
101802
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 101802
Sat, 01.12.2018
6:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
160806
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 160806
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: Denmark, Sweden, Croatia
Year: 2018
Duration: 79 minutes
Language: Danish
Director: Josefine Kirkeskov
Producers: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen 
Writers: Nanna Westh, Josefine Kirkeskov
DOP: Catherine Pattinama Coleman
Montage: Rebekka Lonqvist
Composer: Ellis May
Cast: Sofia Helin, Pal Sverre Hagen, Sebnem Hassanisoughi, Jens Albinus, Niels Peter Lonstrup
Production: Snowglobe
Synopsis

Iben and Thomas are on a romantic boat holiday. On the surface everything looks perfectly idyllic, except something is weighing on Iben. She can’t sleep and her mind often wanders to the past. On yet another sleepless night, she hears cries for help in the distance. Iben and Thomas follow the voice and rescue a refugee woman. She survived while others perished. Thomas wants to call the police, but the woman begs him not to. What really happened and how far will Thomas and Iben go in order to help a complete stranger? This movie is about confronting the present as much as it is about confronting the past.

Director Josefine Kirkeskov, who is also one of the co-writers, creates a suspenseful thriller about the refugee crisis and PTSD. The film boasts a strong ensemble, anchored by a terrific Sofia Helin (Saga in "The Bridge").

From the very first seconds the tension crackles and pulls the viewer in, making you wonder what is really going on and who is telling the truth.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Josefine Kirkeskov

graduated from the National Film school of Denmark in 2015, with a master in directing. Her graduation film "Heaven" was very well received among audience and critics. 

Filmography
  • Lifeboat (2018)