ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST

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O rytoj aš keliausiu į mišką. Ir mes įsivaizduosime, kad esame vaikai, apsimesime vaikais. Aš būsiu tavo veidrodis. Nes niekas tavęs nemyli taip, kaip aš.

Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. It is the story of how Janne meets William after many years of separation. She leaves her family to live with him in a cabin by the river. They recreate the feeling of love and lust that they had as children, being sweethearts playing in the woods. But one day a Chinese baby girl is found floating down the river, and they realize that they are being haunted by William’s brother. William and Janne runs further into the woods, trying to escape from their nemesis.

Festivals: 

Amanda Awards – Best Sound Design, nominated for Best Actress, Best Production Design; Gothenburg International Film Festival – in competition.

Sara Johnsen

Sara Johnsen was born in 1970. She studied literature, photography and media before she entered directing class of the Norwegian Film School. She graduated in 2000 with her film Hormones and Other Demons (2000) being screened at several international film festivals, and winning several international awards. In 2004 S. Johnsen also debuted as an author with a collection of short stories entitled He Knows Something She Should Try, later published her first novel, White Man, in 2008. She made her feature film debut in 2005 with the critically acclaimed drama Kissed by Winter. Her second feature Upperdog (2009) won a grand total of five Amanda statuettes.