Drama Romance


A Norwegian woman with three children and two stepchildren receives a diagnosis that comes with a dire prognosis.

"Hope" is a sensitive and intimate depiction of coming to terms with the end of life in a short timeframe. Opening the day before Christmas Eve serves to up the emotional ante with a backdrop of the festive season. The tone, however, is one of sombre realism and domesticity, nothing is overplayed and that's the strength of this drama. The script finds poignancy in simple conversations - and an opposing brutality in life being seen for what it could've been. Hoping against hope.

Anne Murphy

Scandinavian Film Festival 2021
126 mins